A controlled laboratory study by Grant J.K. Mackay, Sarah M. Stearne, Catherine Y. Wild, Erin P. Nugent, Alexander P. Murdock, Benjamin Mastaglia, and Toby M. Hall proved that Mulligan knee taping with both rigid and elastic tape reduced pain across all 3 tasks and altered tibiofemoral rotation during the SLSq and running tasks.
Clinical Relevance: Both taping methods reduced pain and altered lower limb biomechanics.
Elastic tape may be chosen clinically for comfort reasons.
Title of this research study:
Mulligan Knee Taping Using Both Elastic and Rigid Tape Reduces Pain and Alters Lower Limb Biomechanics in Female Patients With Patellofemoral Pain