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ISSN : 2092-8475(Print)
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Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research Vol.9 No.3 pp.1533-1536

Effects of Kinesio Taping on the Pulmonary Function in Patients with Stroke during Manual Wheelchairs

Shin Jun Parka,Soon Hee Kimb
aGangdong University, Yeoju
bYoungin University, Yongin Korea
Address for correspondence Soon Hee Kim, PT, Ph.D Department of Physical Therapy, bYoungin University, 134, Yongin Daehakro, Chuhingu, Yonginshi, Kyunggido 449-714, Korea Tel 82-10-6317-8310


The purpose of present study was to investigate the effect of kinesio taping on pulmonary function in stroke patients using manual wheelchairs. Twenty stroke patients were divided into a wood chair group (WCG, n=10), a wheelchairs group (WG, n=10), and a kinesio taping with wheelchairs group (KWG, n=10). Taping with wheelchairs group was applied kinesio taping on back muscles (vertical paraspinal strips and oblique strips). All three groups were trained in upright seated posture for 30 minutes. Pulmonary function tests were performed with forced expiratory volume in one second, forced vital capacity and peak expiratory flow as spirometer. There was a significant increase in forced expiratory volume in one second and forced vital capacity only in KWG. The results of this study demonstrate that kinesio taping has an immediate effect on the improvement of pulmonary function in stroke patients using manual wheelchairs.