Possibilities of Kinesio Taping to Prevent Injuries of Professional Dancers

Berezutsky, V. (2018) Possibilities of Kinesio Taping to Prevent Injuries of Professional Dancers. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (№ 1). ISSN 1080-3548 (Print) 2376-9130 (Online)

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A literature review of the application of kinesio taping in the prevention of professional dancers’ injuries indicated frequent dance-related and overuse injuries and a lack of organized information about this issue. This study aimed to assess the impact of kinesio taping on the musculoskeletal system of dancers, based on scientific research data from 2015–2017. The analysis revealed that kinesio taping can effectively reduce muscle spasms, rebuild muscle strength of the injured extremity, improve static and dynamic balance and ease pain, due to its ability to improve proprioception of joints and regulate muscle tone. These effects reduce muscle imbalance and joint instability, thus increasing treatment efficacy and shortening the physical load limitation. Kinesio taping significantly reduces the risk of overuse syndromes and dance-related injuries during dance training and strenuous exercises of people with chronic musculoskeletal diseases. Therefore, kinesio taping has broad utility in primary and secondary prevention of dance-related injuries.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: https://doi.org/10.1080/10803548.2018.1433281
Uncontrolled Keywords: kinesio taping; dance-related injury; overuse injuries
Subjects: Occupational safety in the industry
Divisions: Departments > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Анастасия Жигар
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 11:27
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 11:27
URI: http://repo.dma.dp.ua/id/eprint/4840

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