It is a therapeutic method consisting in firming selected parts of the body (in a specific way) slices of the special structure and properties. The patch is flexible 130-140% (by which does not reduce the movements). Extends only in its longitudinal dimension, and its weight and thickness are similar to the parameters of the skin. Tapes do not contain medications or latex, which exhibit the characteristics of hypoallergenic and does not cause skin irritation. In addition, water resistance, and a very good breathability, making kinesiotaping great way complementary therapy during daily activities and sports training.
Slices may remain on the skin for about 5-7 days. After this time, their impact on the tissue is negligible.
Kinestiopathy was developed and distributed in Japan in the early 80's of the twentieth century by Dr. Kenzo Kase.
Kinesio Taping techniques are widely used, among others, analgesic in rehabilitation, orthopedic, sports, neurological, pediatric, postoperative gynecologic oncology. The main activities are:
- Reduce swelling
- Improve blood and lymph circulation and microcirculation
- Speed up the healing process
- Greater flexibility in scars and adhesions
- Correction pose fascia and skin
- Stabilization ponds
- Reduction of muscle fatigue
- Improvement of muscle function excessively stretched
- To reduce the increased muscle tone
- Increasing the range of motion
How does Kinestiopathy?
Kinestiopathy has a direct effect on the skin and fascia (mainly the so-called. Completion Ruffini receptors, pain, proprioception), on the lymphatic system, muscles and joints. Voltage patch glued to the skin, produces "wrinkling" of its deeper layers. This results in improvement of the spatial relationships between the different layers and as a result facilitate tissue blood flow and lymph. Furthermore, the impact on these nerve endings, exerts a constant, 24-hour impulsację receptor system - central nervous system - effector. With these phenomena, it is possible to achieve the desired therapeutic effect.
Depending on the technique of cutting the patch, the method of application (sticking) and the stretch ratio is obtained a different therapeutic effect, in the form of:
- Reduce or increase muscle tone
- Analgesic effect
- Resorption of edema, or hematoma at the site of application
- Stabilization of surrounding tissues