Kinesiotaping is a therapy method that is accepted in more than 84 countries worldwide. Tape is patented and has FDA as well as CE certification.
Current methods of taping originated in Tokyo in the beginning of the 1970s. During this period a chiropractors / kinesiologist who was experimenting with different kind of tapes and taping techniques developed the material and gradually improved the different techniques step by step based on his own professional experiences. Since this time the taping method has established itself world-wide and is currently practiced by doctors and therapists as well as by non-medical practitioners in various areas of general practice and sports medicine.
The rigid tape is mainly used for support and stabilization as it is not stretchable while effects of the medical tape can be classified as follows:
1. Activation of the circulation (blood circulation and Lymph drainage)
2. De-Activation of the pain system
3. Improvement of muscle function
4. Support of joint function
5. Segmental influences
The tape is constructed with a high quality cotton base (100% cotton with no latex) that provides elasticity characteristics similar to those of human skin. Its acryl-covered backing clearly reduces the risk of skin irritations. The adhesive characteristics of the surface are activated by body heat. The tape is air and water permeable, while still being water resistant. Due to these characteristics, once fixed in place, the tape can be worn for several days without any loss in the quality of its effect.
The medical tape works from the moment applied till removed and more. It is left from a few hours to 5 days in different to the rigid tape that is applied for 1-2 days and is not waterproof.
It is good for acute as well as chronic conditions for example:
1. TMJ Dysfunction
3. Whiplash Torticollis
4. Shoulder Impingement/Subluxation
5. Tennis/Golfers Elbow
6. Herniated Disk
7. Bells Palsy
10. Osteoarthritis of Knee