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Dao Clinic - Kinesiotaping on back to reduce the inflammation


Kinesiology taping (also known as kinesio taping or KT) is a therapeutic technique that uses a special elastic tape to support and stabilize muscles and joints, improve circulation, and relieve pain. It was developed in the 1970s by Japanese chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase.

The tape used in kinesiology taping is made of cotton and has a special adhesive that allows it to stick to the skin without causing irritation or discomfort. The tape is designed to mimic the elasticity of human skin and can be stretched up to 120% of its original length. This allows it to provide support and stability without restricting movement.

Kinesiology taping is used by healthcare professionals, athletes, and individuals with a wide range of conditions, including:

  1. Musculoskeletal injuries: Kinesiology taping can help reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation associated with conditions such as sprains, strains, and tendonitis.

  2. Neurological conditions: Kinesiology taping can be used to improve motor function and reduce spasticity in individuals with conditions such as cerebral palsy and stroke.

  3. Posture and alignment: Kinesiology taping can be used to improve posture and alignment by providing feedback to the body about proper movement patterns.

  4. Lymphedema: Kinesiology taping can help reduce swelling associated with lymphedema by improving lymphatic drainage.


During a kinesiology taping session, the tape is applied to the skin in a specific pattern based on the individual's needs and goals. The tape can be left on for several days and is water-resistant, allowing the individual to shower or swim while wearing it.


Overall, kinesiology taping is a safe and effective technique that can be used to support and promote healing in a wide range of conditions. However, it should always be performed by a trained healthcare professional to ensure proper application and avoid potential complications.

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