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. 2017 Jun;29(6):970-973.
doi: 10.1589/jpts.29.970. Epub 2017 Jun 7.

The Immediate Effect of Diaphragm Taping With Breathing Exercise on Muscle Tone and Stiffness of Respiratory Muscles and SpO 2 in Stroke Patient

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The Immediate Effect of Diaphragm Taping With Breathing Exercise on Muscle Tone and Stiffness of Respiratory Muscles and SpO 2 in Stroke Patient

Joong-San Wang et al. J Phys Ther Sci. .
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Abstract

[Purpose] This study aimed to examine the immediate effects of diaphragm taping with breathing exercise on the tone and stiffness in the respiratory muscles of patient with stroke. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 28 subjects, 14 in the diaphragm taping with breathing exercise group and 14 in the breathing exercise group, were administered respective intervention methods. Subsequently, the muscle tone and stiffness in upper trapezius, scalene, external oblique abdominal and ractus abdominis muscle of both the respiratory muscles were measured. [Results] The comparison of respiratory muscles on the affected and non-affected sides in stroke patients showed statistically significant declines in the muscle tone and stiffness of all measured muscles but not in the stiffness of the external oblique abdominal muscle and rectus abdominis muscles. After intervention, the diaphragm taping with breathing exercise group exhibited statistically significant increases in the muscle tone of all measured muscles and in the stiffness of the upper trapezius and scalene muscles, and statistically significant declines in the saturation of peripheral oxygen. However, the breathing exercise group showed statistically significant increases only in the muscle tone of the upper trapezius and external oblique abdominal muscles. [Conclusion] This study demonstrated that diaphragm taping with breathing exercise had positive effects of immediately increasing the muscles tone and stiffness in the respiratory muscles.

Keywords: Affected respiratory muscle; Muscle tone; SpO2.

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