Kinesio Taping Application – Circulatory/Lymphatic Correction

The Kinesio Strip is applied using a fan cut. The crisscross pattern of the technique is applied over the area of the edema and is adjusted as needed in subsequent applications. If the lymph duct nearest to the edema is non-existent or dysfunctional then re-direct the lymphatic fluid towards a viable duct using the anastomosis present in the lymphatic system.

1. Place anchor of fan cut slightly above the lymph node to which lymph drainage is being directed. Have the patient move into a stretch position if appropriate for area to be treated. In example shown, the knee is in extension and the ankle in dorsi flexion. Using the tear line, remove the small section of the tape backing. Place the base of the tape strip in the center of the spine about 2-3” below the base of the neck. Tilt your head forward and to the left. Begin applying the right tape tail up the right side of the neck. Be careful not to apply the tape tail over loose hair.
2. Apply the tails of the fan with 0-20% of available tension over area of edema.
3. The placement of the lymphatic strips are directed over the area of edema. The photo shows drainage from the area of the calf to posterior medial aspect of knee, location of the lymph node.

After the first fan strip application pat or gently rub to initiate adhesive prior to any further patient movement.

4. The second fan is placed in such a position as to create a crisscross pattern over the area of edema. Fan tails are applied using 0-20% of available tension.
5. The second fan is placed in such a position as to create a crisscross pattern over the area of edema. Fan tails are applied using 0-20% of available tension.

Applications and Photographs from Clinical Therapeutic Applications of the Kinesio Taping® Method 3rd Edition, 2013 by Kenzo Kase, Jim Wallis & Tsuyoshi Kase


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Kinesio® cannot be understood without understanding our story. Dr. Kenzo Kase developed the Kinesio Taping® Method in the 1970s to fill a void in the treatment options that were available at that time. He was searching for a way to facilitate the body’s natural healing process and prolong the benefits of his treatment after his patients left his clinic. Through his education as a chiropractor, his innate ability to sense internal pain and dysfunction through the skin and his creative therapeutic mind, Dr. Kase was able to develop new methods of treating his diagnoses. Among these methods, Kinesio® Taping industry was born and soon all other therapeutic elastic tape companies built upon Kinesio tape and methods.

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.

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