A critical appraisal of "Effects of Kinesio Taping on dynamic balance following fatigue: a randomized controlled trial"




Campos, Emily

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The design and purpose of this paper is to critically appraise the article, "Effects of Kinesio Taping on Dynamic Balance Following Fatigue: A Randomized Controlled Trial."� Furthermore, it is important to discover the importance and clinical significance found in this study that states Kinesio Tape application inhibits fatigue, preserves dynamic balance, and may lead to decreased sport injuries. The article as a whole displayed both strengths and weaknesses in all aspects. Overall, the study contained good results however, the procedures were only applied to a small specific population and gender. Although there were positive results found, these results were not related to the specific population that was tested in the study. The article made assumptions in regard to decreasing sports related injuries, and the study had nothing to do with specific athletes or sports related movements.