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Medical Taping

Medical taping on the shoulder

Medical taping is a way of taping whereby you support the muscles in their function. The beauty of this type of treatment is that it does not restrict the movement of the muscles. This will ensure that you recover faster. Recovery continues even after the visit to the masseur. Read more about this beautiful technique below.

With Medical Taping you can address the following problems:

  • the treatment of injuries,
  • Reducing inflammation or fluid accumulation,
  • Reducing irritations (e.g. hay fever)
  • posture corrections and
  • treatment of complaints due to overloading.

This makes it a revolutionary treatment method that complements existing methods.

The origins of medical taping

In the 70’s Medical Taping was developed in Asia (Japan and Korea). Tape techniques were developed with elastic tapes, where the starting point was the theory of movement and the knowledge of muscle activity. This has led to a technique that helps to heal and prevent complaints.

During the further development of this technique it turned out that, apart from muscle complaints, many other complaints can also be treated.

What is the difference between medial taping and sport taping

Medical taping, also known as kinesio taping, is the successor to sports taping. The purpose of sports tapes is to restrict the movement of a muscle or joint. Sports tapes are applied under pressure. This has disadvantages for the blood supply and lymph drainage. As a result, recovery from an injury takes unnecessarily long.

Medical taping, on the other hand, uses elastic tape. This tape supports tissues and joints in their functioning.
Freedom of movement and blood flow in the tissue remain intact. This form of taping ensures that you keep moving in a natural way. And while you’re exercising or working out, your body is working on its own recovery.

Properties of the tape

The tape we use has the same elasticity as human skin. We use the elasticity of the tape relative to the resilience of the skin. This makes the tape like a second skin. Because of this, you won’t feel the tape shortly after application.

The tape can be wetted without losing its functionality and has an anti-allergic adhesive layer. The tape can therefore be left on your body for several days without any problems.

You can also shower or swim with the tape. Be careful when drying that you dab and not rub otherwise the tape will loosen unnecessarily.

The benefits of medical taping

Medical taping has a positive effect on the healing process. Advantages of medical taping are:

  • Direct pressure relief
  • Restoration of blood circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Retain your freedom of movement
  • Reducing inflammation or fluid accumulation
  • Correcting posture and direction of movement
  • Supporting the joints
  • Reducing pain