Health and Behavior Sciences
Online ISSN : 2434-7132
Print ISSN : 1348-0898
The effects of Kinesio taping on somatosensory evoked potentials
Masako IwadateTomoko AshizukaToru OzawaMasaki TakayoseAkira JujyoMakoto IbukiMasaru Kuboki
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2003 Volume 2 Issue 2 Pages 15-20

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  We studied the effects of kinesiotaping(KT)on somatosensory input by comparing KT with non-elastic white taping(WT), using somatosensory evoked potentials(SEPs)following tibial nerve stimulation. Five healthy right-handed males and females(mean age 22.6±0.54 years)were studied. P1-N2 amplitudes were increased under both KT and WT conditions compared to non-taping condition, and were significantly greater in KT than in WT. However latencies of SEP components were not different between the two taping conditions. These results indicate that KT enhances somatosensory inputs from peripheral limbs to the somatosensory cortex, due to the elastic characteristics.

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