therapeutic treatment of leg with blue physio tapeThis is a taping technique based on the body’s own natural healing process. Proper application of the tape to muscles, ligaments and joints will result in decreased pain and inflammation, and facilitate the rehabilitation process. Kinesio® Tex Tape supports muscle function. Kinesio® Tex Tape comes in different colors and you have probably seen professional and Olympic athletes on TV wearing it. Dr. Pisker has taken post graduate training seminars on the proper use and application of Kinesio® Tex Tape. For more information see http://www.kinesiotaping.com

The Kinesio Benefit
Evaluation and assessment are key in the treatment of any clinical condition.  In order to get the desired results from a Kinesio Tex Tape application as well as any other treatment, a full assessment of your patient is necessary. In some cases, the treatment of a condition may require treatment of other underlying conditions as well.  This assessment should include manual muscle testing, range of motion testing, gait assessment, and any other orthopedic special tests that you deem necessary.  The information gained from these assessments will allow for the proper treatment protocol to be laid out.  Kinesio Tex Tape can be a valuable addition to this protocol.  It has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and modalities within your clinic and is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases on an injury as well as being used for preventative measures.

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Bradley Wiggins is strapped with Kinesio tape ahead of Stage Twenty of the Le Tour de France 2012 between Rambouillet and the Champs-Elysees on July 22, 2012 in Paris, France.

Education
Education is a one of the key elements of the Kinesio Taping Method and its continued success in the world of therapeutic taping.  Along with CKTP practitioners around the world, Dr. Kase is dedicated to advancing the art and science of the method through education, clinical practice and research.  It is vital that a consistent standard of practice is maintained and allied health professionals wishing to learn more about the Kinesio Taping Method are encouraged to participate in seminars and courses which are offered by Certified Kinesio Taping Instructors (CKTI).  After completing a certification course, practitioners join a select group of medical professionals who are able to properly use the Kinesio Taping Method within their realm of practice.