Kinesio taping does not improve ankle functional or performance in people with or without ankle injuries: Systematic review and meta-analysis

@article{Nunes2020KinesioTD,
  title={Kinesio taping does not improve ankle functional or performance in people with or without ankle injuries: Systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Guilherme S Nunes and Jonatan M Feldkircher and Bruna Mariana Tessarin and Paula Urio Bender and Clarissa Medeiros da Luz and Marcos de Noronha},
  journal={Clinical Rehabilitation},
  year={2020},
  volume={35},
  pages={182 - 199}
}
Objective: To investigate whether Kinesio taping technique, applied to ankles of healthy people as a preventive intervention and people with ankle injuries, is superior to sham or alternative interventions on ankle function. Data Sources: Medline, Embase, Amed, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, Cochrane Library and Web of Science, from inception to August 2020. Review methods: The terms “ankle” and “kinesio taping” were used in the search strategy. Included studies were randomized controlled trials… 

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