Kinesio

shutterstock_74200909_350x233The Kinesio Taping® technique and Kinesio Tex tape® was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in Japan more than 25 yrs ago. In the 1970’s Dr. Kase began searching for a sports taping method which could assist in the healing of traumatised tissue and muscles. He found that standard taping techniques, such as athletic taping and strapping, provided muscle and joint support, however, they reduced range of motion, did not support the fascia and, in some cases, inhibited the actual healing process of traumatised tissue. A new treatment approach was needed.

Kinesio Taping first saw worldwide exposure during the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Since then, Kinesio has become a popular form of muscle taping used by many Health Professionals across the world. Its use has been thrown into the media spotlight recently due to the use of it in both the previous and recent World Cups and London 2012 Olympic Games, where its brightly coloured tape was seen adorning the bodies of numerous athletes.

Kinesiology Tape May Help with:

  • Joint Pain
    Arthritis, bursitis, lupus, degenerative joints, poorly aligned joints, joint instability.
  • Muscle Pain
    Torn muscles, pulled/strained muscles, tight muscles, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, muscle cramps, calf strain, pulled hamstring, groin strain, strained gluteals, abdominal strain.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries & Fascia
    Tendinitis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis), patellar tendinitis, Achilles tendonitis, whiplash, back strain, neck strain, rotator cuff injuries, iliotibial band syndrome (ITB).
  • Joint Injuries
    Joint sprains, dislocated joints, sprained ankle, sprained knee, sprained wrist, sprained elbow, degenerated meniscus, torn cartilage, unstable joints, joint hypermobility.
  • Overuse Injuries
    Carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive stress syndrome, shin splints, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, tension headaches.
  • Inflammation, Swelling and Oedema
    Lymphodema, swollen joints, edema, lymphatic congestion, chronic joint or muscle inflammation.
  • Postural Problems
    Poor posture, round shoulders, scapular instability, muscle weakness, muscle imbalance, poor muscle tone, hypotonia.
  • Recovery from surgery & injury rehabilitation
    Athletic injury surgery, reconstructive surgery, joint replacement surgery, meniscus repair, ligament surgery, tendon surgery, lymph node removal.
  • Bruising
    Bruising following injuries or surgery, contusions.
  • Foot Pain
    Plantar fasciitis, fallen arches.

For more information on how Kinesio Taping® can help, please visit http://www.kinesiotaping.co.uk.

Great physio - sorted my calf muscle issues out within a few sessions. Highly recommend to anyone with a sports injury or anyone wanting to stay injury free!
Chris Parry