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Kinesio taping

Kinesiotherapy is a specific technique putting elastic straps to therapeutic use. It is used in the treatment of muscle and ligament injuries, removing pain conditions and edema. Kinesiotaping activates the endogenous analgesic apparatus – it stimulates superficial skin receptors, supports muscle function and muscle contraction or relaxation, increases lymph and blood circulation, helps in correction of ligaments and joints, reduces muscle and tendon tension around the joints and increases the radius of movements.

Functions of kinesiotaping: drainage function, inhibition, facilitation, spatial correction, mechanic correction, functional correction and ligament-tendon correction. The color of the tape has nothing to do with its strength of function. Contraindications are open wounds, unhealed scars, neurodermitis, psoriasis and allergies to tape compounds.

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