Impact of Kinesio Taping application on pregnant women suffering from pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain - preliminary study

Ginekol Pol. 2017;88(11):620-625. doi: 10.5603/GP.a2017.0111.


Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain on every day functioning and evaluate how effective Kinesio Taping is in reducing pain for pregnant women.

Material and methods: 24 women filled the author's questionnaire, Oswestry Disability Index Questionnaire and Pelvic Girdle Questionnaire before starting the therapy. Elastic tape was applied onto the lumbosacral area for 5 days and was evaluated 1st day of the test immediately before application, day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 day of the examination.

Results: ODI score was 20.09 and showed major disability resulting from severity of the pain. PGQ score was 19.909. Sig-nificant pain reduction was registered on the 3rd day after tape was applied, significant pain reduction on the day of tape removal, and 5 days after tape removal.

Conclusions: Elastic tape decreases pain in pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain. Pelvic girdle pain deteriorates the quality of life for pregnant women.

Keywords: disability evaluation; pain management; pelvic girdle pain; pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pain Measurement
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain / prevention & control*
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / prevention & control*
  • Quality of Life
  • Surgical Tape
  • Surveys and Questionnaires