What is Kinesio Taping?
The Kinesio Taping Method is intended to encourage the body’s characteristic mending procedure while permitting backing and stability to muscles and joints without limiting the body’s range of movement. Kinesiology Tape is a super-thin, profoundly flexible restorative tape that is connected to the skin. Kinesiology tape is practically indistinguishable to human skin in both thickness and flexibility.
Physical therapists, specialized athletic mentors, chiropractors, doctors, manual advisors, medical attendants, and occupational therapists around the globe are utilizing Kinesio Tape for some dysfunctions on a wide range from temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) issue to the turf toe.
Common Uses of Kinesio Taping
Kinesio taping is commonly used
- By athletes in different sports
- In muscle pain and other musculoskeletal disorders
- To treat and prevent sports related injuries
- In some inflammatory conditions
- In supporting muscles
- For rehab purposes
- To change muscle tone
- Correct movement patterns
- For improving posture
- Move lymphatic fluids
- For treating Circulatory, neurological, lymphatic, fascial, muscular and orthopedic conditions.
How to apply Kinesio Taping?
The tape is connected with the influenced muscle in an extended position, taping from the starting point of the muscle to the insertion point. Once connected, it is rubbed to initiate the pressure sensitive and delicate adhesive.
Application is in three general shapes or strategies. An “I” shape is utilized for little or straight places, for instance an I-molded bit of tape will be connected to the teres minor or rhomboid minor.
A “Y” shape is utilized for bigger muscles, similar to the deltoid.
The “X” shape is utilized for huge and long muscles, for example, the biceps femoris.
Try not to apply kinesiology tape on any skin surface that is harmed or broken. People with known touchy skin ought to apply a delicate skin test piece for up to 24 hours prior to a full taping. On the off chance that skin bothering happens, uproot tape promptly.
Benefits of Kinesio Taping:
Kinesiology tape has a far reaching cluster of helpful advantages. Since kinesiology taping is left on for a few days or up to a week, these remedial advantages are accessible to the harmed zone 24 hours a day. Kinesio taping has following beneficial effects
- Easy to learn and apply
- Reduces Inflammation
- Can be used over a longer period of time
- Corrects the alignment of weak muscles
- Facilitates joint motion
- Has recoiling properties
- It lifts the skin and increases the spaces below it
- Improves circulation of blood and lymphatic
- Places less pressure on nociceptors
- Stimulates mechanoreceptors
- Improves overall joint proprioception
- Improves sports performance of an athlete
- Optimize performance
- Re-educates the neuromuscular system
- Promotes healing
- Prevent injury
Limitations of Kinesio Tapping
It chips away at a few patients; it doesn’t deal with others.
- Wrong athletic taping may prompt rankling or future wounds.
- After action and movement starts, the solidness of the tape decreases.
- Physiological reliance on utilizing tape
- Costly, particularly when it is required habitually
- Little number of studies
- Heterogeneity of taping methods
- Open injury
- Congestive Heart Failures
- Requires practice
- Skin irritations and allergies
Controversies of Kinesio Taping
There has not been definitive exploratory or restorative proof to affirm the adequacy of the tape. No clinically imperative results were found to support the tape’s utilization for pain torment alleviation. There were conflicting scope of-movement results.
Some studies shows the minimal quality confirmation to support the utilization of Kinesio tape over different sorts of taping to oversee or avoid sports wounds. A few specialists have recommended there may be a placebo impact in utilizing the tape, with competitors trusting it will be useful.