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Slices for health

MedExpress Team


Published April 27, 2023 12:51

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What is kinesiotaping, what are the indications and will it replace a facelift? - says Magdalena Dabrowska-Galas, MD, head of the Department of Kinesiotherapy and Special Methods at the Department of Physiotherapy of the Faculty of Health Sciences in Katowice of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice.

Until recently, we usually saw colored patches on athletes' bodies. Terms kinesiotaping is very popular. Although as a physiotherapeutic method was developed by Japanese chiropractor Kenzo Kase as early as the 1970s, but was not really popularized until after the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It was difficult to convince people of the effectiveness of this method?

Over the past few decades, kinesiotaping has become a popular method used in sports and physiotherapy, among other fields. The use of kinesiotaping during the Olympic Games has sparked interest not only among athletes and patients. Increasingly, we are seeing athletes with a colorful application of a "patch" that, thanks to its properties, does not restrict movement, but allows full mobility to be maintained in the joint.

Nowadays you can even buy guides like: taping for everyone. Is it really for everyone?

Applying the patch looks very simple, but it is not recommended that patients perform this procedure...

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