Tape-tastic!

Back in June, we (Matt Sanchez, JP Rimando and myself, Michelle Teves) had the opportunity to participate in a K-taping course hosted at our very own clinic! The instructor out of Ortho Canada, Daysha Shuya, came all the way from Saskatchewan and is 1 of 4 trained professionals capable of teaching the course in Canada.IMG_4835 The course ran a total of 18 hours over the weekend.  We began with an overview of the theory and the basic function of K-taping, which are:

  • Improving muscle function
  • Eliminating circulation restrictions
  • Reducing pain
  • Supporting joint function

And the significance of the different colours of tape based on the study of chromatics:

Red – Activating and Stimulating
Blue – Soothing
Beige – Neutral
Black – came later on for “fashion” reasons, mostly driven by sports to look intimidating

After we covered the fundamental principals, we began to practice the different techniques on each other. The four main techniques are muscle, ligament, lymphatic corrections, and fascia corrections.  As we continued to learn the different techniques and how to apply them to different body parts, we couldn’t help but associate them with one or more of our clients.  Practicing our techniques with a trained professional present was great, but I found that having the different techniques applied to myself brought me a better understanding of the benefits k-taping provides. CHdx5o3UkAEecokSince the course, we have introduced k-taping to a few clients and they have also reported that it works! However, K-taping is not for everyone or everything. You should not use K-tape on:

  • Open wounds
  • Scars which are not fully healed
  • Parchment-like skin
  • Sacral connective tissue massage area in the first three months of pregnancy
  • Known acrylic allergy

If K-taping is something you are interested in, please do not hesitate to ask us about it!

Thank you to Daysha from Ortho Canada for sharing this knowledge with us and adding another skill to our tool box!

CHZz5e5UAAA6izxMichelle Teves
R.Kin, K-Taping Pro Therapist, Director of Neurochangers Program

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