Kinesiology Taping as a therapeutic method in blood ecchymosis – a case study

E. Łebek, J. Dąbek, M. Szynal, A. Ostrowska

Ewelina Łebek, Józefa Dąbek, Magdalena Szynal, Agnieszka Ostrowska – Kinesiology Taping as a therapeutic method in blood ecchymosis – a case study. Fizjoterapia Polska 2021; 21(4); 236-244

Abstract
Kinesiology Taping (KT) is a comprehensive therapeutic method that allows to obtain a therapeutic effect 24 hours a day and supporting the rehabilitation process of various ailments. For this therapy, special, 100% cotton, dynamic tapes are used, covered with hypoallergenic acrylic glue activated with heat, arranged in layers of a sinusoidal shape, similar to the flexibility of human muscles, and to the parameters of human skin.  Various effects of Kinesiology Taping are described in the medical literature, for example: muscle facilitation, reduction of muscle fatigue, reducing the soreness of the skeletal muscles with delayed pain, the so-called DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), supporting treatment aimed at eliminating edema and improving blood flow, reducing the pressure on mechanical receptors changes the feeling of pain as a result of the activation of the endogenous anesthetic system and limiting accumulation of chemical factors released after tissue trauma. The aim of the study was to describe two cases of using the Kinesiology Taping method in blood ecchymosis in patients after hip arthroplasty and after soft tissue injury.
Key words:
Kinesiology Taping, bloody ecchymosis, arthroplasty
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