Kinesio Taping was invented and introduced by Dr. Kenzo Kase (a chiropractor) in the seventies.
The technique is non-invasive and non-pharmacological. An elastic adhesive tape is applied to create a space in the tissues thus producing a sensory and mechanical stimulation to enhance the natural healing process through the activation of both the neurological and circulatory system. Kinesio taping promotes cell metabolism and activates the natural healing process of our body.
Kinesio Taping has spread all over the world becoming really popular in both the professional and amateur sports sectors as well as in the rehabilitation field.
Kinesio Taping is used to treat acute or chronic, post-surgery, post-trauma, vascular and lymphatic disorders.
The coloured tape (Kinesio tape) is a particular type of plaster; it is pure cotton to minimize the risk of allergy or skin itching.
The tape has 40% elastic property (similar to the skin) with wave acrylic adhesive; it is breathable, hypoallergenic, latex- and drug-free, water resistant.
The tape protects tendons, ligaments or muscles and helps joints keep the correct position, thus increasing the perception of stability on the joint mechanics.
It must be worn 3 to 5 days, 24 hours a day thus allowing to carry out common daily activities.
In fact, unlike traditional bandaging methods, Kinesio Taping does not limit natural movements and makes muscle contraction easier providing stability to the joints.
Kinesio Taping is used to treat acute or chronic, post-surgery, post-trauma, vascular and lymphatic disorders. It is also very effective in the treatment of scars. It can be applied to the neck, shoulder, upper limb (arm, elbow, forearm), wrist, hand, vertebral column, trunk (chest, abdomen, back), lower limb (thigh, leg), knee, ankle, foot.
|Neck||Contracture of the trapezius, neck pain, discopathies, hernias and/or cervical vertebral protrusions and muscle contractures in general.|
|Shoulder||Shoulder arthralgias, painful or frozen shoulder, under acromials bursitis, inflammation and disorders to the rotator cuff (supraspinatus and/or subspinous tendons, brachial and subscapularis biceps), in the rehabilitation phase in the after-effects of shoulder dislocation, in cases of periarthritis and after surgery.|
|Upper limb (arm, elbow, forearm)||Contractures, bursitis of the elbow, epicondylitis (tennis elbow), epitrocleitis (golfer's elbow), in the recovery phases from trauma and muscle tears.|
|Wrist||Tendinitis, sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome and after-effects of fractures.|
|Hand||Tendinitis, trigger finger, after-effects of finger fractures, capsular injuries and minor trauma.|
|Vertebral column||Structural lesions of the vertebral column, discopathies with the presence of hernias and/or protrusions, middle back pain, acute and chronic lower back pain, sciatica and postural disorders.|
|Trunk||Muscle problems of the chest, the great dorsal muscle, the abdominal muscles, groin pain and after-effects of rib fractures and/or fissures.|
|Lower limb (thigh, leg)||Contractures, muscle injuries, blood and/or lymphatic circulation problems and hematomas.|
|Knee||Cartilage problems, patellar tendon inflammation, meniscus inflammation and/or tear, patellar sprain and instability.|
|Ankle / foot||Sprains, ligament inflammation, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, metatarsalgia.|