Elastic ribbons or the method of kinesiotaping is applied when the muscle tone is too high or too low, in case of ligament and tendon injuries, for the correction of the posture, fascia or patella and for improving lymph circulation.
It results in an improved muscle function, lower muscle fatigue and hence fewer injuries. Blood and lymph circulation are also improved, inflammation and pain diminished, the joint posture and the imbalance caused by the shortening of the muscle corrected.
Muscles are supported by special ribbons which do not limit the scope of the movement. They can be used by the whole population ranging from children to senior citizens, and are successfully applied in various orthopedic, neuro-muscular and neurological conditions.
The method of kinesiotaping is applied following a detailed insight into the condition of the patient. The ribbons can be used in hundreds of ways depending on the need of the patient. It is important to point out that these therapists were specially educated and certified.
Kinesiotaping was developed by a Japanese, Kenzo Kase, in 1970-es and was perfected over 25 years. Kase searched for a way to help and stimulate the natural healing processes in the body. He tried to use ribbons in order to place the joints into the right position, but medical ribbons at the time were rigid and hard. That is why he, assisted by engineers, devised cotton ribbons that would be sufficiently elastic to enable a full scope of the movement and still light and hypo-alergic.
The method of kinesiotaping is applied for:
- ligament injuries
- tendon injuries
- correcting the posture
- correcting the fascia
- correcting the patella
- improving lymph circulation
- correcting too high or too low muscle tone