Treatment with Kinesio Taping® on the shoulder injuries in water polo players

Frassine S, Colombo M

Ten water polo players with shoulder injury were evaluated before starting a rehabilitation program using Kinesio® tape. They were also evaluated after KT application, after the first training with KT, after 1 and 2- months rehabilitation program consisted on stretching, strengthening of the shoulder and scapular musle and kinesio taping. In evaluation we considered pain with VAS pain scale and the level of function with the Constant shoulder score.

The athletes exhibited significantly lower pain and greater level of function and they were able to train and to play without activities modification or using anti-inflammatory.