Kinesiotaping (dynamic taping) - a therapeutic approach consisting in taping selected parts of the body with a tape characterised by a special structure. It is one of the taping methods. It was developed and popularized in the early eighties by the Japanese doctor Kenzo Kase. In this method one applies a specially manufactured Kinesio tape. It is a tape of elasticity of 130-140% (to avoid any movement limitations) stretching only lengthwise, the weight and thickness of which is similar to the parameters of the skin. It does not contain any medicines or latex, it is resistant to water and allows the flow of air thanks to its wavy weave.
General application of KT:
Detailed application of KT:
Application in particular fields of medicine:
General medicine: too high or too low muscle tone, migraines and headaches, pain in the joints and locomotor organ disorders, rheumatoid conditions, weak connective tissue, swellings
Surgery, orthopedics: degenerative joint changes, increased muscle tone, improved proprioception, muscle tone disorders, impaired joint stability, contractures, muscle imbalance, miogeloses, arthralgia.
Neurology: Patients after stroke (muscular hypertonus, spasticity, lymphoedema of upper and lower extremities caused by inactivity, impaired proprioception, muscle atrophies, balance disorders, paresthesias)
Internal medicine: insufficiency of the venous system of the lower limbs, impaired blood circulation, swellings
Dermatology and cosmetology: blood supply disorders, lymphatic system disorders, scars (also those resulting from burns), cellulite, rebuilding of collagen, increase of the tissue elasticity, wrinkles, fibrils, lipid swellings