Kinesio Taping is a therapeutic method where a therapist applies to the body elastic adhesive tape in a particular way.
The method is used in sports medicine in case of injury or strain. It is used in orthopaedics and rehabilitation, too. This method facilitates the body’s natural healing process. It acts directly on the skin (pain receptors, deep sensibility) and lymphatic system, muscles and joints. At the same time, it reduces pain and unnatural sensations of the skin by activating anaesthic system.
Kinesio Taping is a therapy facilitating treatment of many ailments. It is used as a sport physiotherapy for professional and amateurs. It is a method of pain relief in case of joint of muscle contusions, lymphatic drainage, postoperative treatment (wound healing, reduction of oedemas, improvement of absorption of scars or fibrotic lesions) or during pregnancy.
This method may also be successfully used as an accompanying treatment of neurological, orthopaedic, gynaecological and paediatric disorders. Physical therapists’ experience shows that dynamic taping supports posture correction strategies.