Kinesio Taping is a new physiotherapy technique. It is designed to facilitate natural healing processes, while also offering superior support and stability to injured areas or joints. At the same time, it does not hinder or limit the range of motion, making it an excellent choice for people who move around.
Taping is used in conjunction with other strategies, such as massage and heat treatment. The tape is latex-free and wearable, designed for use no matter the age. It has seen use in treating some orthopaedic, neuromuscular, and neurological conditions.
The tape and therapy target receptors in the body, alleviating pain. The system also stimulates the nerves and triggers lymphatic drainage. This action also lifts the skin, which can decrease inflammation in certain conditions.
Other benefits include better circulation and healing, as well as reduction in pain and optimisation of performance. With better physiotherapy, you can also prevent injury by correcting the movements to go with a natural flow.
When using Kinesio taping, evaluation is crucial. This is used to get an idea of what is wrong and the extent of the problem. It is also important to understand whether or not Kinesio taping would be useful, or if it would do nothing.
An assessment may include manual muscle testing, a range of motion checking, and observing the patient’s gait. All of these are standard parts of physiotherapy testing.
Other tests may be called for, depending on the condition of the patient and the nature of the injury or problem.
Taping is often suggested for dealing with lymphatic and some circulatory problems. It also helps with problems tied to the fascia, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Kinesio taping is never used alone but in conjunction with other treatments.
Consult with our physiotherapists to see if this treatment method will work for you or your condition.