Taping for cancer pain relief

Study in Jane’s name could help thousands of cancer patients lead fuller lives

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal is funding a pioneering research study into a new treatment that could help improve the lives of thousands of cancer patients.

Funds provided by the Appeal, are enabling scientists at Leeds Beckett University to examine whether a sports medicine technique could give patients undergoing cancer treatments a life-changing boost.

CSPC physiotherapist Alison Rose treated Jane in her final few months with Kinesiology tape. For Jane the application of the tape in a specific way helped to lift her rib cage, giving her organs, which had swollen during her cancer treatments, more space to move.

It reduced Jane’s pain levels and relieved pressure on her stomach, restoring her ability to eat and drink. Her family say the treatment improved her quality of life immeasurably.

Now, scientists at Leeds Beckett – funded by the Jane Tomlinson Appeal and with the support of Alison, are examining whether this same treatment could help other cancer patients.

You can read more about the study here and the case study, recently published, detailing the kinesiology taping technique here.