Kinesiotape therapy is a simple and effective method of treating sprains, muscle pains and other injuries, as well as hematomas and edema, using a special adhesive tape (teip).
The method was developed by the Japanese reflexologist and chiropractor Kenzo Case in the 70s of the XX century, and has been used worldwide for more than 20 years.
The essence of the technique is that a teip with a length of several tens of cm and a width of 5-10 cm is glued in a special way to a sore spot (a stretched muscle, tendon or hematoma). There are several ways to glue a teip, depending on the desired effect. Tape tension is very close to the tension of a person’s skin, therefore, as it were, he takes on part of the load of congested areas, helping them in their work.
Correctly apply teip can only be a specialist in kinesiotherapy. With the independent application of kinesiotopes, there will be no therapeutic effect.
In the specialized vertebrology center NewSpine, kinesiotherapy is used as one of the elements of the rehabilitation and recovery program after injuries and surgeries. Usually, specialists use several methods at once, combining the procedures into rehabilitation programs. Each of them is designed to restore the functions of the body after a certain injury or operation.
- lymphatic drainage;
- dynamic - facilitates the movement of a limb or joint;
- relaxing effect on the muscles;
- the fight against edema and hematomas;
- soft stabilization of the joint.
The teip action begins immediately after gluing and lasts around the clock for up to 5 days. During this time, it does not need to be peeled off and removed. Teips are made of modern materials based on cotton and acrylic, dry quickly, do not contain allergenic materials and stay on the body for many days without causing discomfort even when in contact with water. Numerous studies on athletes have shown that the effect of taping is most pronounced during the first 5 days, after which the effect gradually decreases. The most significant effect is analgesic and anti-inflammatory. A few minutes after the correct adherence of the teip, pain relief and an increase in the range of motion of the diseased limb are felt.