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K Tape

21st November 2017 11:57 AM

Author: Caroline Challender

Taping is a type of rehab therapy invented by a Japanese Chiropractor in 1980. By 1988 it had been adopted by The Japanese Olympic and Professional Athletes, and had started to spread around the world. Taping enjoyed a surge in popularity after the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, where several athletes were seen wearing it.

So what is K Tape and what can it be used for and why? Here are a few facts about taping...

  • The benefits are so extensive and varied, it has earned the nickname "magic tape"
  • Suitable for all ages from children through to the elderly
  • It is widely used in both athletics and healthcare settings
  • It supports acutely injured muscles, reduces inflammation and oedema
  • Offers support and stability whilst also rehabilitating the affected condition
  • It improves the capabilities of muscles that have suffered due to injury, over-use or stress
  • Can help a wide range of musculo-skeletal and sports injuries as well as inflammatory conditions
  • Can relieve both acute and chronic pain. The body can only accept one stimulus at a time. The sense of touch reaches the spinal cord before the sensation of pain. As the tape stimulates the sense of touch, it has the effect of diminishing the sense of pain
  • It accelerates recovery from bruising by rapidly dissipating the blood that accumulates under the skin in a bruise
  • Tape can be left on for several days, thus extending the therapeutic effects of the treatment.

Caroline holds a Licentiate in Five Element Acupuncture (Lic. Ac.) and is a full member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC), having graduated with distinction from The Acupuncture Academy in Leamington Spa. In conjunction with acupuncture, Caroline uses a variety of other techniques taken from Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat a wide range of conditions. These ancillary techniques include: moxibustion, gua sha, cupping and aricular acupuncture. Caroline also practises reflexology and is a full member of the Association of Reflexologists. Caroline has a particular interest in fertility and Women's health.

Tags: acute pain, Caroline Challender, chronic pain, fitness wellbeing, K Tape, recovery, sports recovery

Practitioners: Caroline Challender

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