Elastic Therapeutic Tape, also called Kinesiology Tape, Kinesio Tape, K-Tape is a rehabilitative method used to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. This method is felt to cause physiological effects on several body systems. Tapping is usually used by the physiotherapists to change Muscle Tone, Move Lymphatic Fluids, Correct Movement Patterns, and Improve Posture. The process involves placing Strips of Special tape on ones body in Specific directions to help improve the mobility and support Joints, Muscles and Tendons. When the Tape is applied to ones body, it recoils slightly, gently lifting the skin. It is believed that this helps to create a microscopic space between your skin and the Tissues underneath it.

TYPES OF KINESIOLOGY TAPPING

K-Taping can be applied in the shape of a “Y”, “I”, “X”, “Fan”, “Web” or “Donut”. The selection of the shape depends upon the size of the affected muscle and the result one is trying to achieve.

"Y" Tape application is generally used to

"i" Tape application is generally used to

"X" Tape application is generally used when

"Fan" /"web" tape application is used for

"Donut" tape application is used for:

CONDITIONS TREATED.

Physical Therapists sometimes use Kinesiology Taping as one part of an overall Treatment plan for people who have been injured. But it is found to be more effective when it is used in conjunction with other Treatments like Manual Therapy. This Therapy is mostly used for:

CONTRAINDICATIONS/PRECAUTIONS

Precautions?