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Kinesio Tape

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Transcript of Kinesio Tape

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
Optimize performance
Prevent Injury
Promote circulation and healing
Support Muscles
What Are The Benefits?
Latex Free!!-
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-
3-4 days
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
The Technique
Apply OVER muscle in stretched position
Tape should have little to no stretch
SUPPORT
= From ORIGIN TO INSERTION
REHAB
= From INSERTION to ORIGIN
Best used with modalities and rehab treatment
Structural
- Stretch the
Tape
ONLY
Neurosensory
- Stretch the
Muscle
ONLY
Where was it founded?
Japan

Where is Kinesio Taping Commonly used?
European and Southern Hemispheres Nations
Russia
China
India
South Korea
Indonesia
Taiwan
Thailand
Philipines
Turkey
Arabia
Kuwait
Israel
South Africa
Europe
Australia
Canada
South &Central America
Carribean

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
Kinesio Tape
White Athletic Tape
Multiple colors of KT are available
Kinesio Tex classic
Kinesio Tex Gold
Pre-cut tape
Pre-cut sets
What is the difference between the tape?
Tex Classic
-Comes in 2" rolls
-Original Features and Benefits of tape
-Available to Profesionals and patients

Tex Gold
- Enhanced Features, core tape remains same
- Better stimulation to epidermis
- Comfortable touch and better hold of skin
-Comes in 1", 2", 3" Tape rolls

Fan Cuts
-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

Packaged 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
skin
Most Common
Applied to prevent and protect acute injuries
Rigid
Can irritate skin
Retains moisture
Latex
Compresses skin, muscles, and joints
Supports joints
Removed after activity
No rehab use


IMPROVES
Function
Pain
Stability

Circulation
Dislocations

Proprioception
Allows Range Of Motion
Supports Muscles
Will not affect patients bio-mechanics
Rehabilitation needed
Latex free
No compression
Allows skin to breathe
Water resistant
Can wear for multiple days
Circulation faciltated

Controls Edema
Facilitates Muscle
Pain Control
Joint/ Muscle Stabilization
References
Osterhues, Diana J."The Use of Kinesio Taping in the Management of Traumatic Patella Dislocation." Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 20 (2004): 267-70. Web.

Thelen, Mark D., James A. Dauber, Paul, and Paul D. Stoneman. "The Clincial Efficacy of KInesio Tape for Shoulder Pain: A Randomized, Double-blinded, Clinical Trial." Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2008th ser. 38.7 (2008): 389-95.

Murray, H. ( 2000). Kinesio Taping, Muscle Strength and ROM after ACL Repair. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 30,1.

Bicici, Seda, Nihan Karatas, and Gul Baltaci. "Effects of Kinesio Taping on Muscle Strength after ACL Repair." The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 2012th ser. 7.2 (2012): 154-66.

Paoloni, M., A. Bernetti, G. Fratocchi, M. Mangone, L. Parrinello, M. Del Pilar Cooper, L. Sesto, L. Di Sante, and V. Santilli. "Kinesio Taping Applied to Lumbar Muscles Influences Clinical and Electromyographic Characteristics in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients." European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2011th ser. 47.2 (2011): 237-44.


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