Effect of taping on scapular kinematics of patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy


Demirci C. S. , Kilinc O. O. , YILDIZ T. İ. , AYVAT E. , AYVAT F. , TURGUT E. , ...Daha Fazla

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, cilt.40, sa.8, ss.1583-1588, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10072-019-03846-y
  • Dergi Adı: NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1583-1588

Özet

The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of scapular taping on scapular kinematics by three-dimensional electromagnetic system during shoulder elevation in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy patients. A total of 11 patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy were included in the study. Scapular anterior-posterior tilt, upward-downward rotation, and internal-external rotations were evaluated using the three-dimensional electromagnetic system during the elevation of the upper limbs in the scapular plane before and after kinesio taping. For maximum humerothoracic elevation, there were no differences between the patients before and after taping on both dominant (p=0.72) and non-dominant sides (p=0.64). For scapular internal rotation, upward rotation, and posterior tilt, there were no differences between patients before and after taping during humerothoracic elevation on both dominant and non-dominant sides (p>0.05). These results showed us that the excessive and abnormal movements of the scapula observed during the humeral elevation in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy patients cannot be supported with flexible methods like kinesio taping. Therefore, we recommend to evaluate the scapula position by applying flexible and rigid taping to the patients who can reach over 90(o) in humerothoracic elevation in future studies.