The immediate effects of spiral taping on improvement of gait ability in patients with chronic stroke

나선형 테이핑 적용이 만성 뇌졸중 환자의 보행능력 개선에 미치는 즉각적인 효과

  • 김동대 (강동대학교 물리치료과) ;
  • 박신준 (강동대학교 물리치료과)
  • Received : 2017.02.27
  • Accepted : 2017.04.20
  • Published : 2017.04.28


The purpose of this study is to examine the immediate effects of spiral taping applied to an affected leg on gait ability in stroke patients. Forty two stroke patients were divided into a spiral taping group (n=21) and a quadriceps femoris group (n=21), and each taping method was applied. Spatiotemporal Gait Parameters (Cadence, speed, gait cycle duration, stance phase duration, double support duration) were measured using the 10-meter walk test, the dynamic gait index (DGI) and an accelerometer for both groups. Both groups showed a significant increase in a 10-minute walk, the DGI, cadence, speed before and after the intervention, whereas no significant difference was detected in stance phase duration, gait cycle duration and double support duration on the affected side in all groups. All groups revealed no significant difference in variation. It has been found that the two taping methods augment gait ability in patients with stroke. This study suggests that spiral taping can be an easily applicable method at home.


Stroke;Taping;10meter walk test;Dynamic gait index;Accelerometer


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