Elastic therapeutic taping is popular in the world of athletics and has been used to treat other conditions. The tape is thought to improve muscle tone and control in people with CP, but there is limited research to support its use on children with CP. These studies will seek to further that research, looking at the use of tape on muscle tone in participants and how it affects the movement of the leg and functional activities such as walking. The protocol will be followed with a cohort of children who have a diagnosis of CP (Study 1) and a group who do not have CP (Study 2).
We will provide information about the study and link to resources for children and families affected by CP, which we hope you will find helpful. This study is in the early stages and the website will be updated to keep you informed of our progress.