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Therapeutic Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping to Restore Lost Arm Function After Stroke

A 2006 journal article examined the effectiveness of Kinesio Tape application in restoring functional use of the arm and shoulder after stroke-induced paralysis. This type of paralysis, known as hemiplegia, occurs on only one side of the body and can affect muscles in the face, arm, and leg, though the article in question deals only […]

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KT Tape Edema Pre-cut Strips Make Life Easier for Busy Clinicians

KT Tape Edema Pre-cut Strips Make Life Easier for Busy Clinicians

In late 2010, in response to pleas from busy clinical professionals, the makers of KT Tape introduced a new line of kinesiology tape products designed especially for clinical use. The new line of pre-cut strips included two new sizes (5-inch and 18-inch – in addition to its classic 10-inch KT Tape strips) and even more […]

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Study Shows Kinesio Taping Reduces Pain in Whiplash Injuries

Study Shows Kinesio Taping Reduces Pain in Whiplash Injuries

A 2009 study on the efficacy of Kinesio Tape for whiplash injuries has demonstrated that Kinesio Tape, when applied with the correct tension, causes “statistically significant improvement” in patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WADs). As part of a widespread investigation of the efficacy of Kinesio Tape for various musculoskeletal disorders, researchers decided to test the effectiveness […]

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Kinesiology Tape Therapy: A Valuable Modality for the Chiropractor

Kinesiology tape and its associated therapeutic taping method, both developed by Japanese chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase in the mid-1970s, are still proving just as beneficial to chiropractic practices today as they did when Dr. Kase first used them in his own practice. An article exploring the relationship between kinesiology tape methods and chiropractic care, written […]

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SpiderTech Shoulder Tape Application

Understanding the 12 Principles of SpiderTech Tape Application

Proper application of kinesiology tape is essential for effective results. The experts at SpiderTech Tape have compiled a list of application tips called the 12 Principles of SpiderTech Tape Application. By following these principles as well as the step-by-step application instructions included in each package of precut kinesiology tape, the Spider Tech applications should work […]

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Kenzo Kaze- Creator of Kinesio Tape and the Kinesio Taping Method

2011 Kinesio Taping International Symposium Set for Last Weekend in June

The 26th Annual Kinesio Taping Research Symposium is scheduled for June 24-26, 2011 in Orlando, Florida, and promises to be a weekend packed with up-to-the minute Kinesio Tape research, principles and applications. Developed with health care practitioners in mind, the symposium will feature two exciting keynote speakers – Dr. Kenzo Kase, inventor of Kinesio Tape […]

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Kinesiology Tape Application

Kinesiology Taping: Value-Added Therapy

Kinesiology taping has taken the chiropractic world by storm. Currently 76% of chiropractors who provide rehabilitation offer kinesiology taping as an adjunct therapy. The May 2011 issue of Dynamic Chiropractic Practice Insights featured an excellent article on the benefits of including kinesiology taping in a chiropractic practice. In “The Therapeutic Taping Method: Genuine Value-Added Therapy,” […]

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Ryan Westmoreland with Kinesio Tape

Kinesio Tape for Lower Motor Neuron Facial Palsy

Ryan Westmoreland went from star Boston Red Sox recruit to brain surgery patient in a matter of days in March of 2010. Diagnosed with a life-threatening congenital malformation in his brain stem, the surgery that saved his life also left him with balance problems, fine motor issues and a type of facial paralysis called lower […]

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