Growth in Public Interest and Scientific Research on Kinesiology Taping

Joe Walsh, Tom Walsh, Ian Timothy Heazlewood, Jason Daniel Perin, Hassan Ghani Qureshi, Haseeb Rahman, James Furness, Michael Climstein

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Kinesiology taping has grown in popularity, though there are a number of unsubstantiated claims made by some kinesiology taping advocates. An investigation was conducted into trends in general and scientific interest in kinesiology taping. Data in the public domain (Google Trends and Google Scholar data) indicated significant growth of interest both in terms of public search queries and scientific publications relevant to kinesiology taping. Cyclical trends in interest relevant to kinesiology taping were identified. Segmented regression indicated some of the growth in interest in kinesiology taping may be attributed to exposure of spectators of the Olympic Games to kinesiology taping in athletes. Despite substantial growth in research on kinesiology taping there remain unsubstantiated claims.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-398
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Science Culture and Sport
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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