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Medical Taping

Medical Taping 
The four major effects of Medical Taping are:
  1. Skin Function: Endogenous Analgesic System: Stimulation of the skin relieves pain or abnormal feelings on the skin and muscles.
     
  2. Muscle Function: The elastic properties of the tape replicates and enhances the function of muscle fibres and tendons.
     
  3. Joint Function: corrects misalignment of joint through affect on muscle / fascia and pain
     
  4. Lymphatic Function: removes congestion of lymphatic fluid or haemorrhage under the skin. Stimulates the mechanisms that facilitate the movement of lymph.
  • In treating lymphoedema the tape is applied in a certain way to drain lymph fluid to functioning nodes from the affected area.
  • Medical Taping alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by stretching and lifting the skin.
  • The tape forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space. This effect is that pressure and irritation are taken off the neural/ sensory receptors. Pressure is thus taken off the lymphatic system allowing it to drain more freely.
  • The tape is 100% cotton which allows the skin to breathe and as it is same thickness of skin is comfortable and can barely be detected when worn.
  • The hypo-allergic tape allows air circulation and can be worn for 4-5 days per application.
Useful Links

Medical taping  - article by Joyce Bosman  

New Zealand supplier for Kinesio Tape

Toomac Solutions Ltd

Haddenham Health Australia

Michele Urlich-Auckland
Certified Lymphoedema Specialist
Kinesio Taping Instructor
m.urlich@clear.net.nz
021 494 410

Linley Leuthard
Kinesio Taping Instructor
Email or phone (07) 843 2267.

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