(P100090)| Volume 25, SUPPLEMENT 2, S15, November 2022

Kinesiotaping (KT) in musculoskeletal conditions: the myths and facts

      Introduction: The use of the kinematic tape (KT) has become common in recent years in the treatment of skeletal injuries for the purposes of: pain reduction, increased range of motion, improved joint stability and more. Few studies have been written on the subject, and opinions differ as to the efficacy of KT compared with other interventions in physiotherapy
      Purpose: Review the evidence and validity of KT tape being an efficient method of physiotherapy compared to other interventions.
      Methods: A literature search of MEDLINE, PEDro, EMBASE and the Cochrane data base CINAHL (from their inception –May 2022) was conducted using the following search terms "kinesiotape", " musculoskeletal"
      Results: 112 reviews and articles were found, of which 47 relevant studies were included in this review. Results were divided according to body regions.
      Conclusion: KT is a treatment method whose effectiveness is questionable in the treatment of skeletal injuries. There is partial evidence of short-term pain relief, improved flexibility and improved muscle electrical activity. The KT is part of a wide range of treatments for skeletal injuries and should be carefully and specifically applied for treatment.
      • It is not possible at this stage to recommend the wide use of KT in musculo-skeletal conditions
      • KT has no better effect than any placebo tape in the treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions
      Funding acknowledgements\ conflict of interests: There was no funding for this study and the authors have no conflict of interest of relevance to the submission of this abstract