What is Kinesiology Taping (Sport Taping)?
The Kinesiology Taping Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.
Indication of Kinesiology Taping /when to use Sport Taping?
Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesiology Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.
The Kinesiology Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering your patient the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well.
Conditions treated by KT:-
• Anterior cruciate ligament
• Posterior cruciate ligament
• Chondromalacia patella
• Ligament Sprain
• Swelling reduction
• Rib fractures
• New Scars.
• Re-education of muscle (Muscle activation)
• Plantar fasciitis
• Osteoarthritis of Knee
• Tennis elbow
• De-Quervain's Syndeome
Kinesiology Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to
1) Reduce pain
3) Optimize performance
4) Prevent injury
5) improve circulation
7) Assist in returning the body to homeostasis.
3) Circulatory system
How Does Kinesiology Taping Work?
By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system (sensory system concerned with the conscious perception of touch, pressure, pain, temperature, position, movement, and vibration, which arise from the muscles, joints, skin, and fascia), Kinesiology Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting effect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
How Is Kinesiology Taping Performed?
Kinesiology Tape is specifically applied to the patient based upon their needs after evaluation. The findings of the clinical evaluation or assessment dictate the specifics of the Kinesiology Tape application with the utilization of single “I” strips or modifications in the shape of an “X”, “Y” or other specialized shapes as well as the direction and amount of stretch placed on the tape at time of application.