Kinesiology Tape (KT) is a one way stretch tape which when applied correctly can enhance lymphatic drainage and oedema reduction (Kase et al, 2003).
KT Tape is designed to have a similar elasticity to the skin and reflect the weight of the epidermis.(Boseman and Pillar, 2010).
It has been confused with athletic tape but the elastic properties of KT tape are very different in both its purpose and application.
KT tapes are made from a variety of materials and in a variety of different percentages but Haddenham Kinesiology tape (which I use) is 100% Cotton with a medical, heat sensitive, acrylic adhesive backing. The adhesive has a wave form pattern which allows the skin to breathe and enhance its effect.
Therapeutic effects of kinesiology taping.
Reduction of oedema.
Controlled muscle repair.
Reduction of haematomas.
Supports muscles during activity.
Addresses joint misalignment.
Reduction of abnormal skin sensations.
There is a clinic held in Sheffield on an adhoc basis at :-
The Whitehouse,3 Sandygate Park , Sheffield , S10 5TZ . Tel : 0114 2302030.
New clinic in Chesterfield :
The Holywell Healthcare Centre , Holywell St , Chesterfield, S417SH Tel :01246273624
New Clinic in Bakewell :
The Bakewell Physiotherapy Clinic . Arden House , Unit 7 ,Deepdale Business Park ,Ashford Rd , Bakewell , Derbyshire.DE45 1GT.
.Tel : 01629 814433.
Adjustable Compression System by Juzo
is a low-stretch medical binder used as an alternative or supplement to traditional compression .
It is easy to apply and individually adjustable thanks to Velcro fasteners and it is available for lower and upper extremities in standard sizes .
It can be used to help manage :-
Acute /Chronic Oedema
Venous (stasis) ulcer