This method is currently experiencing a huge boom in the world and in our country in all areas of sports, regeneration and rehabilitation. It was developed in the 1970s by Japanese doctor and chiropractor Kenzo Kase. This technique consists of applying elastic adhesive tapes (tape) to the skin, which change the tension of soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia) and improve blood and lymph flow at the site of application without restricting movement. This is done through a reflex pathway where signals are transmitted through skin receptors to deeper tissue layers. The effects of the tape depend on the method of application, including location, size and direction of pull.

The use of kinesiotape

Kinesiotape is a versatile technique that can be used for functional, chronic and acute problems. It can help relieve stress on the skeletal and muscular systems, normalize muscle tension (both reducing and increasing it), improve lymphatic and blood circulation, and stabilize joints. Kinesiotape has its place not only in sports, where it serves as injury prevention, speeds up injury healing, promotes tissue regeneration and improves movement mechanics and performance, but also in everyday life in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, injuries, muscle imbalances and more.

In addition, kinesiotape is a suitable complement to physiotherapy and massage because it prolongs and strengthens the effects achieved during therapy.

Indications of kinesiotape

There are many diagnoses for which kinesiotape can be applied, the most common being:

  • pain in spine, joints, tendons and muscles
  • traumas, injuries, conditions after surgery
  • shoulder, knee or ankle joint problems
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • prolapse of the intervertebral disc
  • SI articulation blockages
  • scoliosis, posture defects
  • arthrosis
  • congestion pain, tendon pain
  • swelling, hematomas, support healing and scar treatment
  • acute strokes, whiplash syndrome
  • headaches, toothaches
  • webbing of the arch of the foot, bunions
  • menstrual pain, during pregnancy
  • chronic constipations