Growth in public interest and scientific research on kinesiology taping

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Walsh, J, Walsh, T, Heazlewood, IT, Perin, JD, Qureshi, HG, Rahman, H, Furness, J & Climstein, M 2018, 'Growth in public interest and scientific research on kinesiology taping', International Journal of Science Culture and Sport, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 389-398.

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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.

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