Tension of THERABAND® Kinesiology Tape on Shoulder Pain (ShoulderTBKT)

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Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation

Status

Completed

Conditions

Shoulder Pain

Treatments

Other: TheraBand Kinesiology Tape

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02686437
SSR06

Details and patient eligibility

About

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.

Full 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.

Enrollment

36 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 65 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

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

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

36 participants in 2 patient groups

Increasing Tension
Experimental group
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
Treatment:
Other: TheraBand Kinesiology Tape
Control Tension
Sham Comparator group
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
Treatment:
Other: TheraBand Kinesiology Tape

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