Document Type : Review Articles
1 MSc Student, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Golestan Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
3 Assistant Professor, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
Introduction: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of persistent abnormalities in body posture and movement resulting from non-destructive lesions in the fetal or neonatal brain that can lead to impaired body structure and functions, and activity limitations. Therefore, timely treatment is necessary due to such disorders. The kinesiotaping technique is a non-invasive, cost-effective, relatively modern, and available method to treat some of the lesions and function in these children. The purpose of this article was to review the literature to investigate the effect of long-term application of kinesiotape technique on improving the function and balance of children with spastic cerebral palsy.Materials and Methods: Using Kinesiotape, Kinesiotaping, CP, Cerebral Palsy, Function, and Balance keywords in databases such as Pubmed, Google Scholar, Science direct, Proquest, Ovid, Scopus, and Scientific Information Database (SID), 14 articles were selected based on inclusion and exclusion criteria, and then sorted according to the placement of application of kinesotape on the body.Results: A review of related articles showed that in most studies, the kinesiotape improved activities such as standing up, walking, sitting, grasping, and releasing, separate movements of fingers, upper and lower limb movement patterns, daily living activities, and trunk balance while sitting or walking.Conclusion: Long-term use of kinesiotape appears to be effective in combination with other rehabilitation therapies to improve the function and balance of children with spastic cerebral palsy.