8 DIFFERENT KINESIO APPLICATIONS
27/02/2018 | Catarina Vilela
The kynesian tapes were invented by Dr. Kenzo Kase. After his graduation in Chiropractic, by the University of Chicago, he began to treat several patients and soon realized that the tapes, which existed at the time, were too rigid to treat joints and muscle problems. They were suitable for fixed assets, but did not have the flexibility to promote biomechanical alignment of tissues and joints. There arose a new need here, which is why he invented the Kinese tapes.
Kinese tapes should be applied by physiotherapists or osteopaths, duly accredited in the use of kinesiology techniques, so that the effect is intended and not to aggravate muscle injuries or problems resulting from the improper application of this technique. One of the precautions that enhance the effectiveness of applying Kinese is to rub them to heat the glue to better adhere to the skin.
Kinesio tapes, also known as neuromuscular bands, are one of the most commonly used types of tapes to help athletes compete at peak performance.
On the market there is a wide variety of sports tapes. The three main functions of tapes are: Sport, Biomechanical and Neuromuscular as follows:
- Sports Tape - Suitable for acute injuries and injury prevention without rehabilitation benefits. Also indicated to protect joints and make functional bandages.
- Biomechanics (Dinamic Tape Eco) - Used to promote biomechanical alignment of tissues and joints, for neuromuscular reeducation during physical therapy treatment or in everyday activities.
- Neuromuscular (Kinésio Tape) - Specific technique of application, on and around the muscles, to provide joint support, normalize muscle contractions and aid circulation. However, it does not replace traditional musculoskeletal treatments.
Kinésio tapes are widely used by high-level athletes in various sports, including football, futsal, tennis, judo, jiu jitsu, rugby, handball, volleyball, basketball, among others. The widespread preference for this therapeutic product is related to the effective way it acts on the muscles and joints without restricting them, allowing total freedom of movement.
The neuromuscular bands have as fundamental functions:
- Correct muscle function
- Kinnesium is effective for reconditioning abnormal muscle tension by stimulating weakened muscles or inhibiting the activity of excessively tense muscles.
- Reduction of swelling and edema
- Kinnesium assists in the absorption of edema or bruising in various body structures, due to its flexibility and ease of application.
- Pain relief
- The application of neuromuscular bands on the affected area contributes to neurological suppression of pain.
- Increased joint stability
With the correct application of Kinesio tapes, pictures of joint instability resulting from joint injuries can be minimized. The use of Kinese stimulates the action of proprioceptors - joint receptors responsible for the notion of joint positioning - helping the function of joints and muscles.
The 8 different applications of kinesio tape are:
- Apply Kinese to the Shoulder
Excessive shoulder movement or inflammatory and degenerative diseases of your tissues form the basis of many injuries.
The shoulder joint is the largest and most complex of the human body, has a range of 180º in flexion and abduction. This capability generates high instability prone to subluxation and dislocation.
- Application of Kinese in the Knee
The knee joint is the most anatomically complex and from the functional point of view, in that it must be stable and simultaneously allow a high mobility.
The knee is designed to protect itself. It is surrounded by a joint capsule, flexible enough to allow it to move and at the same time with sufficient force to keep the joint together. The synovial tissue that lines the capsule and produces the synovial fluid that lubricates the joint. The cartilage, resistant to use, covers the ends of the tibia and helps reduce friction during movement. The menisci acts as buffers and helps to distribute body weight at the joint. The lateral and posterior ligaments increase stability. Finally, the kneecap protects the front of the joint.
The knee is very vulnerable to various types of trauma: direct (kicking) or indirect (sprain), overuse or improper use. Many of the knee injuries can be treated without surgery.
- Kinese tape on the neck
- Kinese Taping for low back pain, herniated disc, piriformis syndrome and lumbar square contracture.
- Kinesio Taping for epicondylitis and bursitis on the elbow
- Kinese Taping for Femoral Biceps Contracture
- Kinesio Taping for ankle sprains, swelling of the foot and ankle
- Kinesio Taping for calf contraction and Achilles tendinitis.