Chryselle Pereira, Prajakta Sahasrabudhe, Rachana Dabadghav, Nilima Bedekar, Ashok Shyam, Parag Sancheti


The pelvis is the connecting link between the spine and the lower extremities which causes motion at the hip and the lumbar spine. To prevent excessive pelvic motion when moving the femur at the hip joint, the pelvis must be stabilized by the abdominals, erector spinae, multifidus,and quadratus lumborum muscles.Incorrect biomechanics leads to compensation which causes imbalance in the muscles, muscle spasm, nerve irritation which causes changes in the position of the spinal column straining ligaments and muscles, and indirectly affects the curvature of the lumbar spine,leading to pain and disability.In many studies, the relationship between changes in lumbar lordosis and back pain has been investigated. Kinesiology taping (KT) technique can help to reduce the pelvic tilt. Uses of KT are; reduce pain and inflammation, improve circulation, relax support over-used,tired,injured musclesand provide structural support to joints and muscle movement, assist in healing and provide support to the injury site allowing full range of movement. KT creates a neuromuscular feedback that inhibits or facilitates the firing of stronger muscles or tendons. The aim of this study was to study the immediate effect of taping on pain and disability in recurrent lower back pain patients with anterior pelvic tilt withobjectives’ of assesing and comparing the intensity of pain using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) pre, post and post 24 hours using anterior pelvic tilt taping technique and also assessing and comparing the disability using Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire pre and post 24 hours of anterior pelvic tilt taping technique.

Study design: Quasi experimental trial

Method: A total of 40 subjects with anterior pelvic tilt were taken in this study.The anterior pelvic tilt was assessed and K tape was applied using the muscle technique.Pain was recorded using the visual analogue scale(VAS): pre taping, immediately after taping and post 24 hours after taping. Disability was measured using the Oswestry lower back pain disability questionnaire. The disability questionnaire was given before applying KT and post 24 hours after applying KT.

Results: The results of this study indicated that the subjects have shown significant improvements on VAS (p=0.00) and Oswestry disability questionnaire scoring after application of K tape(p = 0.00).

Conclusion: This study showed that kinesiotaping with anterior pelvic tilt correction technique had a significant positive effect on pain reduction and pain related disability on Oswestry disability questionnaire in-patient with anterior pelvic tilt.


Anterior pelvic tilt; K tape; VAS; Oswestry lower back pain disability questionnaire

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