Available online May 1, 2020.
[ Original ] Volume 29, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 43-48
Background: Combined Chain Exercises (CCEs) and Kinesio Taping (KT) are reported individually to improve pain and physical limitations in individuals with knee asteoathritis (OA)
Objectives: This study determined the effectiveness of a 6 weeks program of Kinesio Taping (KT) and Combined Chain Exercises (CCEs) in the management of individuals with chronic kneww OA.
Method: The study was a 5 case series of individuals with moderate to severe chronic knee OA with a mean age of 44.58 years and mean BMI of 27.62 kg/m2. Each participant received a 6 weeks program of KT and CCEs. Pre-test and Post-test scores of pain intensity (PI), knee range of motion (ROM), muscle strength and general perception of recovery were assessed using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Goniometry, Western Ontario and McMaster University Index (WOMAC), Oxford's Muscle Grading (OMG) System and Global Rating of Care (GROC) respectively.
Result:Pre-test and post-test analysis using paired t-test, revealed that all the participants had significant improvement in the variables measured after 6 weeks of intervention as compared with their baseline values (p<0.05), except for quadriceps muscle strength and knee flexion ROM which showed that these data were not significantly different from the baseline (p>0.05).
Conclusion:The findings of this study concluded that a six (6) weeks program of Kinesio Taping (KT) and Combined Chain Exercises (CCEs) is effective for the improvement in pain, functional limitation, extension range of motion (ROM) and general perception of recovery in individuals with knee osteoarthritis.It was recommended that a larger study, after obtaining appropriate ethical approval, may be done to determine the efficacy of this form of treatment.
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Volume 29 | Issue 1
Page Nos. 43-48
Online since Jan 28, 2020