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Kinesiotaping

 

 

 

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:

  •  Spinal pain syndromes
  •  Postural corrections (faulty posture, scoliosis, flat feet)
  •  Post-traumatic muscle and joint injuries
  •  Muscle and tendon overload conditions
  •  Dislocations, sprains, bruises
  •  accelerated absorption of hematoma
  •  Stimulation of weakened muscles
  •  Relaxation of too tense muscles
  •  Protection of joints
  •  Analgesic effect
  •  Reduction of inflammation
  •  Reduction of stasis and lymphoedema
  •  Increasing or reducing the range of motion
  •  Proprioceptive stimulation

 

Detailed application of KT:

  •  Damage to the acromioclavicular joint
  •  Rupture / tear of knee ligaments
  •  Inflammation of the Achilles tendon
  •  Bicipital tenosynovitis
  •  Brachial neuritis
  •  Carpal tunnel syndrome
  •  Subacromial and ulnar bursitis
  •  Hallux valgus,
  •  Headaches
  •  tennis / golfer's elbow
  •  Inflammation of the patellar tendon
  •  Pain in scoliosis
  •  Inflammation of the fascia

 

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

 

Contraindications:

  •  Skin diseases or disorder of the skin continuity
  •  Acute infections
  •  Aneurysms
  •  Malicious forms of cancer (a decision to be taken by the doctor)
  •  Non-union fractures
  •  Acute phase of rheumatism
  •  Specific and non-specific inflammation in the area subject to the procedure
  •  Fresh wounds
  •  Thromboses
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