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Taping science update 

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

Today I was going to summarize a couple recent reviews of therapeutic taping — spoiler alert: it doesn’t work very well — but then I saw that Nick Ng of Massage & Fitness Magazine already has it covered, thoroughly: “What Does Current Evidence Say About the Effectiveness of Kinesio Taping?

Nick includes a bunch of expert perspective, too, which is something he does extremely well (and which I do not do very well). I really admire that. Nick clearly does not hesitate to go ask experts and clinicians what they think, and he quotes them extensively in his articles. Very journalistic of him! I should follow his example more.