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Transcript of Kinesio Tape
Act as healthy muscle tissue
Have the ability to "lift skin" microscopically, which
interstitial space, and allows inflammation to
Tape that has elasticity and texture much like human epidermis
Allows the healing process within the body to occur while allowing muscles, tendons, and ligaments to remain stable by allowing range of motion and support to occur.
What is Kinesio Tape designed to do?
Re-educate neuromuscular system
Reduce pain and inflammation
Promote circulation and healing
What Are The Benefits?
Safe for any population
100% cotton fiber-
quicker evaporation and drying
100% acrylic adhesive-
heat activated and hypo-allergenic
Can wear it days at a time-
Direction of tape gives-
Freely movable-stretch 130-140%
Targets different receptors within Somatosensory system
What is the Kinesio Taping Method?
Dr. Kenzo Kase
What is it used for?
For Best Results
Skin should be oil, sweat, and lotion free
Activate glue by rubbing and
Avoid extreme stretching of tape when applying
Apply ~ 1 hour prior to activity or shower
Do NOT apply to wounded or irritated skin
Avoid touching the adhesive side of the tape
Round edges so that does not easily peel
Apply OVER muscle in stretched position
Tape should have little to no stretch
= From ORIGIN TO INSERTION
= From INSERTION to ORIGIN
Best used with modalities and rehab treatment
- Stretch the
- Stretch the
Where was it founded?
Where is Kinesio Taping Commonly used?
European and Southern Hemispheres Nations
South &Central America
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
White Athletic Tape
Multiple colors of KT are available
Kinesio Tex classic
Kinesio Tex Gold
What is the difference between the tape?
-Comes in 2" rolls
-Original Features and Benefits of tape
-Available to Profesionals and patients
- Enhanced Features, core tape remains same
- Better stimulation to epidermis
- Comfortable touch and better hold of skin
-Comes in 1", 2", 3" Tape rolls
-Used for circulation of blood,edema, lymphatic fluid
- Has box of 50 strips of 30 cm each
-Five 5 cm width in blue, beige, black, red
-Eight 8 cm in beige
-2" and 3" Tape strips
-Pre-cut / For specific body parts
Best Way For Removal
1. Press down on skin, @ end of tape roll or peel the tape
2. Pull tape edge back gently
3. Remove in direction of hair growth
4. Baby oil may be needed for 15-20 mins if strongly adhered to
Applied to prevent and protect acute injuries
Can irritate skin
Compresses skin, muscles, and joints
Removed after activity
No rehab use
Allows Range Of Motion
Will not affect patients bio-mechanics
Allows skin to breathe
Can wear for multiple days
Joint/ Muscle Stabilization
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