Measuring of the ROM of the neck before and after applying a general necktape.
Methode and material
49 test subjects were selected for this research. The first group existed of patients with neck-/headache complaints and neck/shoulder complaints. A second group existed of test subjects with and without complaints. First a baseline measurement was done were all the directions(extension-flexion/lateral flexion/rotation)were measured. The baseline measurement was followed by the intervention (applying the HWS Tape) and afterwards the follow-up measurement was done.
In most cases applying the tape had the effect of improving the ROM in different directions of movement. For the extension-flexion movement the average showed an increase of 8.06° (from 0° to 70°). 8 test subjects showed a decrease of 9.25° (from -2° to -18°). For the rotation movement the average showed an increase of 8,68° (from 2° to 44°) where 7 test subjects did worse. The 7 test subjects had an average of 7.14° (from -2° to -16°). For the lateral flexion movement the averaged showed an increase of 11.36° (from 0° to 34°). 4 test subjects showed an limitation with an average of 2.5° (-2° tot -4°)
The result that came forward in courses and treatments is with this research proven. There is a noticeable improvement in the ROM and the sensation of pain. It is best to speak of a balancing/harmonization of the neck muscle activity. This is possible the explanation for the immediate pain release and also the limitations that occurred when a few test subjects made the movement.