Tension of THERABAND® Kinesiology Tape on Shoulder Pain

Tension of THERABAND® Kinesiology Tape on Shoulder Pain

Sponsors

Lead sponsor: Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation

Source Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation
Brief Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of standard tension of Thera-Band® Kinesiological Tape (TB-KT) application versus varied tension on shoulder pain, disability, and recovery speed during an in-office rehabilitative program. A convenience sample size of 38 new patients with current shoulder pain will be recruited for this study. The outcome measures will include the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) and the Penn Shoulder Score (PENN). After completing the initial paperwork, patients will be randomized into two groups, control (0% tension) and intervention(increasing tension). At the beginning of each week the tape will be reapplied, and pain rating will be recorded. At the conclusion of 4 weeks patients will complete the PENN.

Detailed Description

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of standard tension of Thera-Band® Kinesiological Tape (TB-KT) application versus varied tension on shoulder pain, disability, and recovery speed during an in-office rehabilitative program. A convenience sample size of 38 new patients with current shoulder pain will be recruited for this study. Patients must be tested within the first 2 to 3 therapy visits, have a diagnosis of shoulder pain, be 18-64 years old, no corticosteroid treatment within the last two weeks, post-surgical cases will be excluded, and patients may not be pregnant. Upon agreeing to the study, patients will sign an informed consent, complete a demographics questionnaire, and complete specific outcome measure assessments. The outcome measures will include the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) and the Penn Shoulder Score (PENN). After completing the initial paperwork, patients will be randomized into two groups, control and intervention. The Control group will receive standard FUNHAB® in-office care in addition to standard TB-KT taping technique. The Intervention group will receive standard FUNHAB® in-office care plus varying tension application of TB-KT. The TB-KT will be applied to the shoulder complex to influence proper activation of the rotator cuff muscles, specifically the supraspinatus and infraspinatus. The tape will be applied in an "I" strip from the vertebral border of the scapula to the lesser tubercle of the humerus. Over the course of the 4 weeks, the tension of the tape will systemically increase. At the beginning of each week the tape will be reapplied, and pain rating will be recorded. At the conclusion of 4 weeks patients will complete the PENN.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date March 19, 2015
Completion Date August 30, 2016
Primary Completion Date June 8, 2016
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) Assessed at baseline, 1,2,3, and 4 weeks
Penn Shoulder Score (PENN) Assessed at baseline, 1,2,3, and 4 weeks
Enrollment 36
Condition
Intervention

Intervention type: Other

Intervention name: TheraBand Kinesiology Tape

Description: Kinesiology taping technique is designed to target muscles and lymphatic system. Limited research is available for specific conditions, including low back pain, but it is theorized to correct muscle function by inhibiting or facilitating the muscle, improve blood flow, reduce pain, and improve joint alignment.

Eligibility

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- tested within the first 2 to 3 therapy visits, have a diagnosis of shoulder pain, and be 18-64 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

- Corticosteroid treatment within the last two weeks, post-surgical cases, and pregnancy

Gender: All

Minimum age: 18 Years

Maximum age: 65 Years

Healthy volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Jena Slaski, MEd, ATC Study Director Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation
Location
facility
Sport and Spine Rehab
Location Countries

United States

Verification Date

December 2017

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Sponsor

Keywords
Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 2
Arm Group

Arm group label: Increasing Tension

Arm group type: Experimental

Description: The kinesiology tape will be applied to the shoulder complex to influence proper activation of the rotator cuff muscles, specifically the supraspinatus and infraspinatus. The clinician applied the tape in an "I" strip from the vertebral border of the scapula to the lesser tubercle of the humerus. Over the course of the 4 weeks of care, the tension of the Intervention Group's tape will systemically increase based on the following timelines: Week 1: 0% tension Week 2: 25% tension Week 3: 50% tension Week 4: 75% tension

Arm group label: Control Tension

Arm group type: Sham Comparator

Description: The kinesiology tape will be applied to the shoulder complex to influence proper activation of the rotator cuff muscles, specifically the supraspinatus and infraspinatus. The clinician applied the tape in an "I" strip from the vertebral border of the scapula to the greater tuberosity of the humerus. Over the course of the 4 weeks of care, the tension of the Control Group's tape will remain at 0% tension

Acronym ShoulderTBKT
Patient Data No
Study Design Info

Allocation: Randomized

Intervention model: Parallel Assignment

Primary purpose: Treatment

Masking: None (Open Label)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov