Possibilities of Kinesio taping to prevent injuries of professional dancers (2018)

Berezutsky V

Literatuur type: Systematic review

Publicatie jaar: 2018


The literature review comprises information about application of kinesio taping in prevention of professional dancers’ injuries. The relevance of the study is determined by frequent dance related and overuse injuries and lack of organized information about this issue.


The purpose of the study is to assess the impact of kinesio taping on the musculoskeletal system of dancers basing on the scientific research data of the years 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 the pain, due to its ability to improve the proprioception of the joints and regulate muscle tone. These effects reduce muscle imbalance and joint instability, thus increasing treatment efficacy and shortening the physical loads limitation.


Kinesio taping significantly reduces the risk of overuse syndromes and dance related injuries during dance trainings and strenuous exercises of people with chronic musculoskeletal diseases. Therefore, the mentioned method has proven its broad utility in primary and secondary prevention of dance-related injuries

Referenties: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergnomics