Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2019)
Effect of kinesio tape on shoulder pain and range of motion in liver transplantation donor patients
Author(s): Dalia Mohamed Safwat, Dr. Mohamed Maher Elkeblawy, Dr. Essam Anwar Morsy, Dr. Asmaa Fawzy El-Sayed
Abstract: Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate effect of kinesio tape as physical therapy approach on shoulder pain and range of motion in liver transplantation donor patient. Subjects: Thirty liver transplants donor patients of both sexes were selected anrecruited randomly from Police Hospitals and elsahel teaching hospital out clinic. Patient's ages ranged from 30-40 years. Method: The practical work was recruited from Police hospitals and elsahel teaching hospital out clinic Post operatively. They were assigned into two groups: Group A (Kinisio tape group) included 15 patients who received physical therapy treatment in form of ROM, mobilization and stretching exercises 3 times per week, and kinisio tape 5days for 4 weeks. Group B (control group) included 15 patients who received only physical therapy treatment in form of ROM mobilization and stretching exercise. VAS, electronic geniometer, and blood cortisol level are used in this. Results: The post treatment results revealed: regarding to visual analog scale (VAS): Group A the percent of change was 67.70 % Group B the percent of change was 11.925%. Regarding to shoulder flexion: Group A the percent of change was 60.805 %. Group B the percent of change was 13.4600%.regarding to shoulder abduction: Group A the percent of change was 59.009 % Group B the percent of change was 1.148.regarding to shoulder external rotation: Group A the percent of change was 52.20 %.Group B the percent of change was 38.46%. Conclusion: Usage of kinesio tape and physical therapy modalities produce more objective improvement in shoulder pain and ROM than usage of physical therapy treatment only.