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The Kinesio Taping Association International defines kinesio taping as such a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the bodys natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the bodys range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting Kinesio taping can be used for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems as well as a pain reliever assist with postural alignment and increase muscular bioelectric activity With that being said the clinical problem in this situation is a 22-year-old male with scapular depression syndrome resulting in tenderness of the right Upper Trapezius muscle He has had no medical or surgical history of that shoulder It is relieved when the scapula is passively elevated so the application of scapular elevation taping SET was applied for 2 months 4 days a week for about 9 hours a day with no other physical therapy or HEPThe review of literature did prepare me to understand the experiment that was undergone The introduction to this article gave useful information on what scapular depression syndrome is and what Kinesio taping is used for along with what they will be using it for specifically The article mentioned how few studies have been done on scapular depression syndrome and the effects on the scapula from Kinesio taping for malalignment I am in favor of future studies being done seeing as how beneficial Kinesio taping can beI heard of a patient during my clinical rotation that was going to have Kinesio tape applied and being very interested in the subject I jumped at the opportunity to observe The PT doing the application explained the process to me and what exactly what we were attempting to fix with the tape The patient had a CVA that affected his left arm so he had no control of the extremity which caused his shoulder to be
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