Kinesiotaping is a technique in which a special elastic tape (patch) is applied to the appropriate place on the body. It is permeable to water and air, does not cause skin sensitization, and can be worn continuously from a few days to several weeks.
Purpose and function of the rehabilitation tape:
- Reducing pain
- Removal of stagnant and swollen lymphatics
- Support for muscle work (reduces, increases and normalizes tension)
- Increase range of motion
- Reduce inflammation
Indications for the use of rehabilitation tape:
- Spinal pain syndromes
- Posture correction (postural defects, scoliosis)
- Post-traumatic conditions of muscles and joints
Kinesiotaping is used primarily as a form of abdominal muscle support. Through the appropriate application of the tape, the tension of the rectus abdominis and external oblique muscles can be increased or decreased, that is, to support the function of the postural muscles that are responsible for correct posture. Maintaining correct posture, on the other hand, is the prevention of lumbar spine pain. The choice of technique depends on both the goal we want to achieve and the patient's feelings. An additional advantage of this application is the effect on the skin, which can counteract stretching and the formation of stretch marks.
At the same time as taping the abdominal muscles, a technique is used to support and stabilize the ligaments in the lumbosacral region. This optimal form of application counteracts back pain, as it symmetrically balances the tension of the muscles responsible for proper posture. Kinesiotaping is also applied to the sacroiliac joint area, which improves lymphatic flow and, through stabilization, minimizes painful movements.