Kinesiotaping


Kinesiotaping is mainly used for pain management, but also to support ligaments and muscles, and to normalize movement pattern. Some athletes use taping to increase their performance and to help with healing after sport injuries.

Tape has a similar thickness and elasticity as our skin, which means it does not reduce or limit movement.

The principle of taping is simple: It lifts the skin of the fascia and takes the pressure from those structures. Additionally, it improves blood flow and lymph circulation.

Moreover, taping is supposed to enhance proprioception, improve muscle tone and passively stabilize ligaments.

Tapes should only be applied by qualified personal (like a physical therapist).

Note: Even it the tape is hypoallergenic there is always a possibility of an allergic reaction. (EDS patients with mast cell activation are more likely to develop allergies to the tape).

 

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