K-Taping® is a hollistic and non-pharmaceutical therapy method successful with an extremely wide range of clinical conditions. Established in Germany for many years, the K-Taping® International Academy has become an important component in the range of modern therapies. K-Taping® is increasingly being used in many countries around the world and now also in Canada. The K-Taping® Academy Canada has elected its headquarters in Ottawa. The K-Taping Academy Canada is now offering courses in physiotherapy & rehab schools, rehabilitation clinics, amateur and professional sport centres, and hospitals.
K-Taping® supports almost the entire spectrum of physiotherapy treatments, offering doctors and therapists a multitude of new treatment possibilities. Back problems, muscle tension, joint instabilities or disc problems can be treated, as can migraine, tinnitus, menstrual pain and urinary disorders. K-Taping® even offers an effective post-operative concept in lymphatic therapy, for instance following breast cancer operations. K-Taping® is established in competitive and professional sport for treatment, prevention and pre-training preparation. The following principle applies in all cases: K-Taping® maintains the patient’s full mobility, a decisive advantage compared with previous treatment methods.
To successfully implement the K-Taping® therapy, professional training and specially developed elastic tape are needed. K-Tape®’s water resistant and breathable properties enable long wearing and comfort while its elasticity is comparable to that of human muscles. K-Tape® is applied via a wave-like acrylic coating activated by body heat which also takes over important mechanical functions. K-Tape® does not contain any pharmaceutically active or adhesive ingredients and is therefore neutral to the skin. It maintains its full effectiveness under the varied stresses of work, sport, showering, swimming and other activities of daily living.
Mode of action
The K-Taping® therapy is based on two main effects. The first effect is the stimulation of skin receptors. This is associated with a reduction in pain and aids proprioception. It specifically influences the complex interaction between muscle tension, joints, ligaments and nerves. The second effect occurs when the elastic K-Tape® and the special application technique raise the skin and the tissues. This creates more space in the damaged tissues. Lymph fluid can flow more easily, blood circulation improves and the pain receptors are relieved. The improvement in blood circulation alone stimulates the healing process. The K-Taping® therapy’s exceptionally wide spectrum of use comes into being when the effects on lymph flow and the receptor stimulation are added.