Comparative Effectiveness of Muscle Facilitation Kinesio Taping and Corrective Kinesio Taping Techniques along with Conventional Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Non-Specific Low Back Pain

  • Shoaib Keyani
  • Junaid Ijaz Gondal
  • Akhtar Rasool
  • Muhammad Shareef Waqas
  • Qazi M Ubaidullah
Keywords: Kinesio taping (KT), Muscle facilitation kinesio taping, Corrective kinesio taping and Non-specific low back pain (NSLBP)


Abstract | Low back pain is a common problem in several societies and a major public health burden, responsible for substantial work disability leading towards mobility restriction, quality of life impairment andlong term disability. This study aim to compare efficacy of muscle facilitation kinesio taping and correctivekinesio taping techniques. A randomized clinical trial (RCT) was conducted at Physiotherapy Department,Mayo Hospital Lahore. Sample size of 72 patients was collected using “G Power Software” and randomlydistributed in two groups (n=36) using concealment method. Group-A was treated with muscle facilitationkinesio taping techniques along with conventional physiotherapy and Group-B with corrective kinesio tapingtechnique along with conventional physiotherapy. Four treatment sessions were given to each patient fortwo weeks. Improvement in range of motion using Bubble Inclinometer, Pain reduction in terms of Numerical Pain Rating Scale and functional disability in terms of Oswestry Disability Index were recorded accordingly.Mean paired value at Oswestry Disability Scale in Group-A was 19.4144+6.8869 and in Group-B itwas 10.3516+3.7666. Mean paired difference in intensity of pain at Pain Numeric Rating Scale in Group-Awas 4.083+0.874 whereas in Group-B was 2.500+0.697. Improvement in spinal ranges of motion were alsoobserved as “p” value was less than 0.05 The study concluded that muscle facilitation kinesio taping technique has more efficacy than corrective kinesio taping technique in treatment of non-specific low back pain.