What Are Some Techniques Used by the Kinesio Taping Method?


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Some techniques used by Kinesio Taping practitioners is to tape over the target muscle in a straight line to relive pain and oedema, and to surround a stretched muscle with tape in a donut shape. A fan shape is also used against oedema, according to Physiopedia.

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Some important tips listed by Physiopedia is to never tape over damaged skin, to make sure the skin is free of oil and lotion and to avoid applying the tape to a patient that is sweating. The Kinesio Taping Association International claims that the method can be used on various muscular, orthopedic and neurological conditions, and that it provides support to muscles and facilitates the healing process without impeding motion.

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