Kinesio 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 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 ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully
treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio
Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering your patient the support they are
looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors
within the somatosensory system, Kinesio Tex Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by
microscopically lifting the skin. The lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial
space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.

Based upon years of clinical use, Kinesio Tex Tape is specifically applied to the patient based upon their
needs after evaluation. The findings of the clinical evaluation or assessment dictate the 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” or “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 to homeostasis.

The Kinesio Benefit

Evaluation and assessment are key in the treatment of any clinical condition. In order to get the desired
results from, a Kinesio Tex tape application as well as any other treatment, a full assessment of your
patient is necessary. In some cases, the treatment of a condition may require treatment of underlying
conditions as well. This assessment should include manual muscle testing, range of motion testing,
gait assessment, and any other orthopedic special tests that you deem necessary. The information
gained from these assessment s will allow for the proper treatment protocol to be laid out. Kinesio
Tex tape can be a valuable addition to this protocol. It has been proven to have positive physiological
effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It
can be used in conjunction with multitude of other treatments and modalities within your clinic and is
effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases on an injury as well as being used for preventative
measures.