Kinesiology (Kinesio) Taping

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Kinesiology (kinesio) taping is a therapeutic taping method that utilizes a latex-free elastic tape, which  is purported to give support and stability to joints and muscles without affecting circulation, range of motion, and biomechanics. It is also used for preventive maintenance, edem a, and to treat pain.

Kinesiology taping is being promoted  to healthcare practitioners and consumers as having a number of  therapeutic effects and for the treatment of a broad range of disorders

Kinesiology taping is most commonly viewed as an adjunct to therapy and exercise. Training and certification programs are available through product vendors The prevalence of use of kinesiology taping by health care professionals has not been reliably reported Systematic evidence reviews have uniformly concluded the current literature does not support the use of KT in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Other health care organizations exclude KT from benefit coverage as being experimental,  investigational and/or unproven. Further research is very likely to have an important impact on confidence in the estimate of effect.



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