Kinesiology Taping method
Kinesiology Taping therapy is a practice in which specially designed tapes are applied to the skin in a certain place or places on the body, these have a sensory influence and proven to aid discomfort and tenderness. Helpful in pain therapy, correction of fascial system, re-education of movement activities. This taping method was elaborated by a Japanese chiropractic professional, doctor Kenzo Kase in the 1970s. It is based on the application of specific tapes on a patient’s skin in order to achieve various therapeutic effects, depending on the application method. Tapes have a direct influence on skin (specifically the nerve endings, pain receptors, exteroceptive sensation and bathyesthesia) and on fascia, muscles, lymphatic system, their influence goes to the nervous system, circulatory and articular system, which enables the comprehensive use of this technique in the therapeutic process.
Infants rehabilitation with Kinesiology Taping is used in cases of:
- muscle tone disorders (lowered, raised)
- poor activity of abdominal muscles
- asymmetries of trunk and limbs
- paresis (diplegia, hemiplegia, tetraplegia)
- mechanical correction of lower and upper limbs (distorting, inverting)
- treatment of motor organ dysfunction (analgesic, anti-edema, anti-inflammatory, encouraging healing processes, the improvement of stabilization, as well as the improvement and support of muscle groups functions)
- lymphatic drainage
- scars and hematomas.