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Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping Physiotherapy Techniques At Sydney Physio Clinic

Kinesio taping physiotherapy techniques are a form of therapeutic and rehabilitative taping used for treatment of muscular disorders and the management of lymphoedema and chronic swelling. A taping technique resulting in increased fluid flow through an injured area, better control over muscle contractions, reduced pain, and ultimately faster healing. At Sydney Physio Clinic we use Donjoy Keniso tape this tape allows the wearer to move through their full range of movement and can either strongly assist, resist, facilitate, inhibit or offload tissue through its movement. Kinesio tape can act in such a way to mimic the action of an injured muscle or tendon resulting in decreased workload and improved biomechanical efficiency of the muscle and tendon unit as well as improving the units tolerance to fatigue. Reducing this workload and increasing fatigue resistance can result in less pain, better healing, improved endurance and ultimately performance.

Kinesio Taping Only One Type Of Taping

Physiotherapists have a vast array of different taping methods, depending on the anatomical location and reasoning behind the need for taping a physiotherapist will use different taping techniques and strategies as well as different tapes to achieve the desired result. The exact application of any tape or taping technique will vary depending on the clinical reasoning process which is why appropriate assessment is necessary prior to any taping procedure.

Other Taping Techniques At Sydney Physio Clinic

Sometimes the aim of applying tape will be that of limiting unwanted movement at a joint or offloading specific anatomical structures where a weakness has been identified. Taping techniques and tapes used to limit unwanted motion at a joint will be quite different to any Kinesio taping physiotherapy techniques which have different clinical reasoning and thought processing behind their use. Knowing what tape and taping technique technique to use in which situation is crucial to the effectiveness of any treatment, physiotherapists are trained to assess, select and apply the appropriate method of taping whatever the musculoskeletal condition.

 

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