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The Kinesio Taping Method is an Easy

The Kinesio Taping Method is an Easy

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The Kinesio Taping Method is an easy-to-learn, effective modality that can be used by many.However, Kinesio® always recommends that you consult a CKTP (Certified Kinesio TapingPractitioner) before applying the tape for the first time. In this section, you will find a few of oursuggested applications for several conditions. These applications can all be found in our KinesioTaping manuals along with numerous other applications and conditions.
Neck Application
1. Place the base of a “Y”strip at the upper part of theneck 2. Without adding stretch,extend tails to each side of spine while tilting the neck forward.3. Tear paper backing in the
middle of the “I” strip. While
holding the ends, lightly stretchthe middle and place over thestrained area. Apply ends withno added stretch.
Back Application
1. Bend to forward to stretch back muscles. Apply each
“I”
strip lightly above the tailboneand extend up along each sideof the spine, adding very littlestretch2. Tear paper backing at
middle of “I” strip. Still bent
forward, add light to moderatestretch and place the center of the tape over strained area.3. Lay down ends with noadded stretch.
Shoulder Application
 
1. Place base of “Y” strip at
midpoint of upper arm. Extend both sides of the tape to wraparound the shoulder muscle with no added stretch.
2. Place base of “I” strip over
top of shoulder. Hold arm at90° and apply tape on shoulderand down arm, with no stretch.3. While arm is at 90° rub tapeto activate glue.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
1. Extend arm with palm up.
Place base of “X” strip on
inside of wrist. Extend one tailtoward base of thumb and theother toward base of littlefinger. Extend wrist addinglight to moderate stretch to all but last 1-2 inches.2. Extend opposite tailstowards inner & outer sides of elbow joint, adding light tomoderate stretch to all but last1-2 inches.
3. Wrap “I” strip around the
 wrist, adding light stretch totape over back of wrist and nostretch to tape over inside of  wrist.
Knee Application
1. Sit down with leg extended.
Place the base of first “Y” tape
at the front of the thigh.2. Bend the knee to 90° and wrap tails around the kneecap with very little or no stretch.
3. Place base of second “Y”
strip slightly below the knee,and wrap tails around thekneecap with very little or nostretch.
Kinesio Taping MethodKinesio Taping® Method
 
 The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed 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 as well as providing extended soft tissue
manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations rangingfrom pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular,neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio® Taping Method is a therapeutic tapingtechnique not only offering your patient the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitatingthe affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system,Kinesio® Tex Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically liftingthe skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space andallowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.Based upon years of clinical use, Kinesio® Tex Tape is specifically applied to the patient basedupon their needs after evaluation. The findings of the clinical evaluation or assessment dictatethe specifics of the Kinesio® Tex Tape application and other possible treatments or modalities.
 With the utilization of single “I” strips or modifications in the shape of an “X”, “Y” or other
specialized shapes as well as the direction and amount of stretch placed on the tape at time of application, Kinesio® Tex Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, enhance performance,prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body tohomeostasis.
The Kinesio Benefit
 Evaluation and assessment are key in the treatment of any clinical condition. In order to get thedesired results from a Kinesio Tex Tape application as well as any other treatment, a fullassessment of your patient is necessary. In some cases, the treatment of a condition may require

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