Effects of exercise and Kinesio taping on abdominal recovery in women with cesarean section: a pilot randomized controlled trial


Gursen C., Inanoglu D., Kaya S. , AKBAYRAK T. , BALTACI G.

ARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS, vol.293, no.3, pp.557-565, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 293 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00404-015-3862-3
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.557-565

Abstract

Purpose Abdominal muscle strength decreases and fat ratio in the waist region increases following cesarean section. Kinesio taping (KT) is an easily applicable method and stimulates muscle activation. The aim of this pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) was to investigate the effects of KT combined with exercise in women with cesarean section on abdominal recovery compared to the exercise alone.