K-Taping supports almost the entire spectrum of physiotherapy treatments, offering doctors and therapists a multitude of new treatment possibilities. Back problems, muscle tension, joint instabilities or disc problems can be treated, as can migraine, tinnitus, menstrual pain and urinary disorders. K-Taping even offers an effective post-operative concept in lymphatic therapy, for instance following breast cancer operations. K-Taping is established in competitive and professional sport for treatment, prevention and pre-training preparation. The following principle applies in all cases: K-Taping maintains the patient’s full mobility – a decisive advantage compared with previous treatment methods.
To successfully implement the K-Taping therapy, professional training and specially developed elastic tape are needed: The K-tape’s water-resistant and breathable properties enable long wearing and comfort while its elasticity is comparable to that of human muscles. The K-tape is applied via a wave-like acrylic coating activated by body heat and which also takes over important mechanical functions. The K-tape does not contain any pharmaceutically active or adhesive ingredients and is therefore neutral to the skin. It maintains its full effectiveness under the varied stresses of work, sport, showering, swimming and other activities of daily living.
The K-Taping therapy is based on two main effects. The first effect is the stimulation of skin receptors. This is associated with a reduction in pain and aids proprioception. It specifically influences the complex interaction between muscle tension, joints, ligaments and nerves. The second effect occurs when the elastic K-Tape and the special application technique raise the skin and the tissues. This creates more space in the damaged tissues. Lymph fluid can flow easier, blood circulation improves and the pain receptors are relieved. The improvement in blood circulation alone stimulates the healing process. The K-Taping therapy’s exceptionally wide spectrum of use comes into being when the effects on lymph flow and the receptor stimulation are added.