Kinesio Tapes - 5cm x 5m
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10 or more :   4.50€
30 or more :   4.00€
- Brand: MipMed
- Product Code: MM-KTULT
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Fifth generation: Ultimate! Mipmed high quality Kinese tapes are available in 6 colors. They are known for their excellent grip that makes the.. See More
Fifth generation: Ultimate!
- Mipmed high quality Kinese tapes are available in 6 colors.
- They are known for their excellent grip that makes them a reference in the worldwide kinesiotaping market!
- Kinese tapes are commonly used for knee, shoulder, lumbar and other problems. Kinese tapes have been shown to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscle, ligaments, tendons, and joints.
- However to be effective they must be applied by properly certified health professionals!
Neuromuscular Bands (Kinesio Tapes) with the following characteristics:
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- Buy 1 to 9 Kinesio Tapes: 5,00€/roll
- Buy 10 to 29 Kinesio Tapes: 4,50€/roll
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Kinesio, what is it for?
You can read more about applying Kinese tapes on our blog!
Study abaut the effect of kinésio use
How was Kinese invented?
Originally developed in 1973 by Kenzo Kase in Japan, Kinesio taping (KT), also known as the elastic band, is a relatively new method that has become more popular over the last 10 years following the outreach provided at major events such as the Olympic Games.
What are the characteristics of kinese tape?
- Kinese has no latex in its constitution.
- It has acrylic adhesive capacity.
- It is activated by body heat.
- Designed with 100% cotton fiber-wrapped polymer yarn.
- Their characteristics exceed those commonly used in tapes by allowing quick drying, longer wear time and being thinner and more elastic (longitudinal stretching / stretching from 55 to 60% of their resting position or total elasticity from 120 to 140%) , which makes it easier to wrap tissues and joints more precisely.
What are the therapeutic indications according to Kenzo Kase?
According to its creator, Kinesiotape provides:
- (1) correction of muscle function by strengthening weak muscles;
- (2) skin stimulation that facilitates or limits movement;
- (3) aid in reducing edema
- by directing exudates toward the lymphatic duct and lymph nodes;
- (4) correction of joint positioning by softening muscle spasms; and
- (5) reduction of neural pain
What precautions should you take when applying Kinese tape?
- The skin should be free of moisturizing lotions or oils prior to application.
- When removing the protective paper from the adhesive, the contact should be minimal so that the adhesion capacity does not decrease, so the adhesive protection should not be completely removed.
- In basic corrective techniques, the placement of the kinesiotherapy tape should reproduce the position of the therapist's hands on the patient.
- The base of the tape should be applied 5cm below the origin or above the insertion without tensioning to avoid discomfort.
- After stretching the muscle, the traction elastic tape should be applied to it.
What are the possibilities of tension with the kinesiological tape?
If the Kinese is too stretched, its effects will diminish, so it is better to have less tension than too much. Graduated by percentage, this elastic tape traction is described as one of the key factors for the success of the application, as follows:
- 100% total tension,
- intense 75%,
- moderate 50%,
- remove only protective paper
- light 15–25%,
- very smooth 0–15%,
- no voltage 0% 1.
Which direction to apply the kinesiological tape?
- The direction in which the tape should be applied will depend on the purpose of the treatment. As a basic rule, insertion is placed towards muscle origin (15–25%) to inhibit muscle function in acute situations, caused by overuse or muscle strain.
- In the case of chronically weakened muscles or when an increase in muscle contraction / activation is desired, Kinese should be directed from the origin to insertion (25–50%).
How long does the patient no longer realize that Kinese is stuck to their skin?
Within 10 minutes the patient will not notice the presence of Kinese in the skin.
How long does it take for kinese to fully adhere to the skin?
In about 20 minutes total adhesion to the skin will have occurred.
How long of treatment should Kinese remain attached to the skin?
The application should remain for 3–5 days, when the elastic polymer decreases.
What are the consequences in the different forms of application?
- The application forms may vary, but in the studies verified they were all based on the principles of Kenzo Kase's book.
- Among these, the most cited were as follows.
- The tension provided by the tape generates afferent stimulus, facilitating the inhibitory mechanism of pain (gate theory); the tape provides sensorimotor feedback that allows only movements that cause less mechanical irritation of the tissues, consequently less pain occurs; Another theory was based on the condition of mechanical neck pain, in which the authors did not directly emphasize a mechanism of pain reduction, but claim that this would occur as the technique provides increased range of joint motion; Only one study mentioned the possibility of improvement due to increased circulation in the lesion region.
How does the gate theory work? What is the scientific explanation?
The most widely accepted idea so far is the gate theory, in which the mechanical stimulus provided by Kinese will act through fast-conducting fibers (Aβ) which, upon reaching the Rolando Gelatinous Substance (posterior spinal cord horn), perform synapses with interneurons. inhibitory factors, causing the gate to close and, therefore, not allowing the passage of nocioceptive stimuli (Fibers C and Aδ).
Another thesis easily elucidated in practice would be the immediate effect that can be obtained by applying kinésiotape transverse to the compromised muscle or tendon (moderate to strong compression), either before or after a physical therapy session. This hypothesis, not yet scientifically explained, can be tested in cases of lateral elbow epicondylitis (Tennis elbow), goose paw tendinopathy (sartorius, gracilis and semitendinosus), patellar (jumper's knee) and calcaneus.
It is believed that this way of using the tape reduces the overload on the muscle or tendon by modifying the lever point (internal moment arm), reducing the force exerted on the compromised site and, consequently, the pain. It would be a literally mechanical effect, which gives way as the tape loses its ability to maintain pressure in place due to repeated use of the limb, but most often provides greater pain relief compared to standard applications for these regions.
After verifying these studies of the use of kinese under varying conditions, it can be emphasized that, after the muscle / joint is wrapped by the tape, the physiotherapist should start or perform the application of some corrective method or technique for the cause of the impairment. As clarified, the use of Kinese is suggested as an additional short-term pain reduction strategy, such as chronic low back pain, but this is no substitute for exercise.
Therefore, the kinesiotherapy tape is portrayed as an alternative or complementary treatment, being an option when the effect is desired.
immediate and short-term per application but should not be used as the sole form of treatment. It is suggested to be associated with other techniques and resources (manual therapy, electrothermophototherapy and muscle strengthening).
To date, no work has been done to evaluate the long-term effects of kinesio tape, the maximum period was 4–6 weeks, and similar values were obtained between groups.
The combination of low cost, limited risk of complications and immediate (albeit small) pain reduction makes the application of Kinese considerable, even though the literature still cannot answer with certainty about its mechanism of action.
Kinesio taping produces a similar hypoalgesic effect when compared to other experimental groups (8.4 ± 0.8 points, PEDro scale), which, clinically, does not justify its use as the main analgesic technique.
Three high quality methodological studies (9 points, PEDro scale) suggest that their effects on pain were superior in the short term (24 hours after application), and their results are mostly described as beneficial, but there is no scientific evidence. that these effects are prolonged.
Source: Kinesio Taping: Application and Its Results on Pain: Systematic Review
Dérrick Patrick Artioli, Gladson Ricardo Flor Bertolini