It is a known fact that, now-a-days smartphone use has increased rapidly and people are using smartphone for a long period of time. Students are more prone to use smartphones. Continuous use of smartphone leads to forward flexion of neck which results in “Text Neck.”
Purpose: As kinesio tape (KT) is gaining popularity in management tool, the purpose of this study was identify the immediate effect of KT on bilateral Upper Trapezius muscle in students having Text Neck.
Methodology: 50 students (10 males and 40 females) with mean age 18-22 years (20.04±2.95) were assessed and students having Text Neck were selected. Their NPRS and NDI were taken pre and post application of KT. KT was applied over the bilateral Upper Trapezius muscle for three days. NPRS and NDI was taken on third day before removing the tape.
Result: Significant difference between pre and post NPRS and NDI score with p value of (p<0.0001) was found. Mean difference of neck pain on NPRS before taping was 5.54±0.95 and after taping was 1.32±0.81. And Mean difference of neck disability on NDI scale before application of KT was 32.52±3.49 and score after taping for three days was 9±1.86.
Conclusion: Application of KT for three days over bilateral Upper Trapezius muscle found to be beneficial in Text Neck students.