Kinesiology taping (KT) is a therapeutic tool and has become increasingly popular within the sporting arena. Taping has been used for a long time for the prevention and treatment of sporting injuries. KT is not only used for sporting injuries but for a variety of other conditions.
Theories suggest that these convolutions encourage regeneration of injured tissue by increasing interstitial space and alleviating interstitial pressures which occur from swelling post injury. This decrease in pressure also decompresses subcutaneous nociceptors, leading to decreased pain. It is also theorised that lifting the skin detaches filaments which attach the skin to endothelial cells of the lymphatic and capillary beds. This is proposed to create channels which allows for lymph to drain, thus reducing swelling and allowing increased blood flow to the area.
Indications For Therapeutic Taping
A) To help bio mechanical abnormalities related to pain.
e.g. flat feet
B) To help accelerate tissue repair by temporarily supporting and uploading injured soft-tissues
e.g. Rotator Cuff tendonitis / partial tear
C) To help temporarily support hyper-mobile segments or joints
e.g. Sacro-iliac joint (SIJ) hyper-mobility and pain (very common in pregnant women)
D) To help unload stress and reduce pain from hyper tonic / overactive muscles
e.g. Muscle Tension in the Neck and Low back
E) To help restrict and limit potentially aggravating postures and movements
e.g. Lumbar flexion and rotation for low back pain
F) To help facilitate muscle activity, in order to increase the effectiveness of therapeutic exercises
e.g. Knee pain from poor tracking of the kneecap (very common in runners)
G) To help relieve acute perfuse myofascial pain
e.g. Whiplash Associated Disorders
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