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PowerTaping Manual, 3rd Edition

New PowerTaping Manual – Fascial Movement Taping

The long-anticipated 3rd edition of RockTape’s PowerTaping Manual has finally been released, and it was definitely worth the wait. Subtitled, “Theories and Practical Applications of Fascial Movement Taping,” the manual again extends the boundaries of kinesiology taping for both rehabilitation and performance enhancement. As with previous versions, the book is separated into sections for rehab […]

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

The Kinesio Taping Method – How to Apply Kinesio Tape

Dr. Kenzo Kaze, a Japanese chiropractor, invented Kinesio Tape over 30 years ago. After spending over 2 decades in relative obscurity, the appearance of the tape on several scantily clad athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics led to an explosion in its use around the world. Since then, KinesioTape has become a household word and […]

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Pediatric Kinesiology Taping

Pediatric Kinesiology Taping

Since the Beijing Olympics, kinesiology taping has exploded worldwide. Initially, the growth was in the sports world, but kinesiology taping has now crossed into mainstream medicine, with a huge influx of medical professionals now incorporating it into their treatment protocols. One area where kinesiology taping is experiencing a particularly rapid growth is in the field […]

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When NOT to Use Kinesiology Tape

When NOT to Use KT Tape – Or Any Other Kinesiology Tape

Like other manufacturers of the high-performance athletic tape that’s taken the world by storm, the makers of KT Tape are enthusiastic about their kinesiology tape and eager to see more people benefiting from it. Yet, they also realize that certain conditions receive no benefit from KT Tape – and could, in fact, become worse by […]

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Kinesiology Tape Therapy in Pediatric Disorders

Kinesiology Tape Therapy in Pediatric Disorders

A November, 2010 article in ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine (dated 11/29/10) documented the results of six case studies in which infants and children were treated with precut kinesiology tape for various neurological and developmental conditions. The article, entitled “Tales of the Tape: Case Studies on using Taping in Pediatric Care,” provided detailed […]

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Kinesio Taping is a Powerful Adjunct to Physical Therapy

Experts Agree: Kinesio Taping is a Powerful Adjunct to Physical Therapy

Virtually all musculoskeletal problems may benefit from Kinesio taping. Kinesio Tape is becoming more widely recognized as a valuable part of the modern physical therapy program. Physical therapists all over the U.S. have discovered that Kinesio Tape can enhance the effectiveness of physical therapy, while improving the outcome of a wide array of other treatment […]

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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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Taping For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with KT Tape

Taping For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with KT Tape

Carpal tunnel syndrome, a common repetitive stress injury affecting the median nerve in the wrist, responds well to KT Tape therapy. Racket sports and other activities requiring fine or repetitive wrist motions, such as regular computer use or construction work, can often cause swelling and inflammation of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel, a […]

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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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