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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 9
First page : ( 4438) Last page : ( 4442)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00765.0

Effects of Kinesio-taping and Strengthening Exercise on Cobb Angle and Muscle Tone in Patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis

Choi Tae-Seok1, Choi Wan-Suk2, Choi Jung-Hyun1,

1Department of Physical Therapy, Namseoul University, Korea

2Department of Physical Therapy, International University of Korea, Korea

Corresponding Author E-mail: c01089132527@gmail.com, y3korea@empas.com, rightmind@nsu.ac.kr

Online published on 24 December, 2019.



To determine the various effects of exercising with the application of kinesio-tape on the Cobb angle, muscle tone, and stiffness in the upper trapezius in patients with idiopathic scoliosis.

Methods/Statistical analysis

This study contained fourteen subjects (7 females, 7 males) with a Cobb angle greater than 10°. Assessment of the pre-and post-intervention measurements were conducted using the paired ttest. The Cobb angle was measured using the Formetric device and upper trapezius muscle tone and stiffness were measured using a Myoton®PRO device.


Cobb angle (p < 0.02) significantly decreased after the intervention. The muscle tone in the upper trapezius decreased from 18.00 to 12.84 and muscle stiffness significantly decreased from 306.30 to 259.10.


Strengthening exercises with taping(SET) significantly decreased the Cobb angle. Furthermore, muscle tone and stiffness of the upper trapezius decreased after the intervention.



Cobb angle, taping, strengthening exercise, muscle tone, muscle stiffness.


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