Kinesio TapeWhat is Kinesio Tape?
The kinesio tape, also known as a kinesiological tape or "physio tape", is a plaster of particularly stretchy and elastic material which is glued to the skin by self-adhesive in order to achieve a therapeutic effect. A special feature of this "elastic patch" lies in its ability to expand or contract again. The application usually does not affect the user's ability to move. Kinesio Tapes can be used for several days and are particularly striking because of their different, sometimes striking colors. Nowadays, Kinesio Tapes attracted attention primarily through increased media presence - for example at the Olympics or football matches. In fact, they are especially appreciated in the sporting arena, and they are hard to imagine. Nevertheless, the tapes are used not only in sports, but also as therapeutic support, which can benefit everyone.
Innovation in chiropractic care
The Kinesio Tape originally comes from Asia, or more specifically the Japanese medicine. In chiropractic care, one was looking for a supplementary, complementary treatment for sports injuries, which did not rely on the usual procedure, namely, resting. There should be much more emphasis on the mobilization and activation of treated areas, which should deal with the usual problems of immobilization, such as blockages. After initial therapy success, it was found that this new type of treatment was not only attributable to sports, but could also serve everyday life. Kinesiologic taping can thus be seen as a rather active rather than a passive, complementary therapy that proactively attempts to promote and promote the healing process.
The Physio-Tapes are available in different shapes, different colors, but also the application areas as well as the application can be very different. Special taping techniques are said to produce different therapeutic effects, such as by varying the voltage generated by the tape, or the application site. In addition, the effects of the different colors of the kinesiotapes are often mentioned, which differ - and can be applied accordingly in the case of different findings. This dynamic has its origin in color theory. Red is said to be stimulating and circulatory, blue is supposed to act as a dampening or anti-inflammatory effect, while green is seen as a balancing, harmonizing and refreshing component - natural, there are also simpler alternatives.
Knee taping, shoulder taping - application areas
Because of the sometimes not at first glance visible functions and taping forms, Kinesiotape can often be better done by persons with anatomical expertise because they know the unique interactions in the human anatomy - so tapes can sometimes be placed in places where no complaints occur but still more effective - physiotherapists or experts often refer to the fact that the movement apparatus as a whole should be seen instead of many items. However, private use with a few basic skills is also possible when they want to tap their knees or tap their shoulder.
In general, kinesiotape can bring added value to the user by relieving the tissue, pain relief, joint support or muscle activation. The possible applications of the kinesiotape are numerous: they range from muscle injuries, to fascia and ligament treatments, to physical regeneration, postural corrections, lymph and nerve areas, to combinations of different areas. For example, shoulder or shoulder pain, shoulder problems, joint problems, weaknesses in the head or nerves, can be treated effectively.