Headache treatment with K Taping

 

Frontal Headache

Correction

One possible cause of a frontal headache is frontal sinusitis. Fascia correction results in relief of the forehead fascia.

Headache treatment with K Taping

Base

In this example, the base lies above the eyebrow so that the forehead fascia can be mobilized cranially towards the free area.

Application

The tape is measured from above the eyebrow to below the hairline and then cut in half.

The base is anchored above the eyebrow and the remaining backing paper is removed from the tape.

The skin is manually displaced towards below the hairline while the tape is affixed without tension and without

rhythmic pull. The forehead fascia is pulled cranially . For optimum relief of the forehead fascia, both

sides of the forehead are taped.

Anterior Shoulder Instability

In this tape application, two corrective techniques are combined: a functional correction to the head of the humerus over a corrective fascia application.

Features: I-tape-application with two separate strips that are affixed in the manner described for a functional correction. The base, however, is displaced dorsally over a manual correction of the head of the humerus carried out by the therapist.

Correction

The head of the humerus is corrected in a dorsal direction by means of the fascia correction.

Base

Unlike the other applications, which start with the base, the middle of the tape is affixed laterally to the acromion before the base is anchored ventrally.

Application

Application Part 1: The patient is as upright as possible. Both tapes are measured from the ventral axillary

fold over the acromion to the dorsal axillary fold. Tape 1 is positioned with maximum tension using both hands so that 1/3 lies over the acromion and 2/3 below the acromion but with only the mid-section of the tape anchored . The ventral base is anchored first. The dorsal base is then anchored with a manual correction of the head of the humerus and an additional fascia correction with the tape. The ventral tape end is affixed without tension with the arm extended, and the dorsal tape end is affixed with the arm flexed.

  Application Part 2: Tape 2 is placed with maximum tension over the acromioclavicular joint (AC joint) but with only the mid-section of the tape anchored. As described for Tape 1, the ventral base is anchored first, and then the dorsal base is anchored with manual straightening of the trunk and an additional fascia correction with the tape. The ventral tape end is affixed without tension with the arm extended and the dorsal tape end is affixed with the arm flexed.

Hallux Valgus

Correction

In the following example, there is a malposition of the big toe in adduction and extension.

By means of the fascia correction, relief and correction of the joint at the base of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint) in abduction and flexion are attained. This application also combines a functional correction with a fascia correction.

Base

Base 1: on the distal phalanx

Base 2: under the metatarsophalangeal joint

Application

A pplication Part 1: The foot is in the resting position. The tape is measured from the distal phalanx of the big toe to just before the calcaneus. The tape is cut inhalf along its length and each half is cut into a Y-form. The base of Tape 1 is affixed laterally to the distal phalanx. The first tail tape of the Y-tape is affixed along the medial foot margin with a manual correction to the big toe in abduction and a fascia correction with the tape. The tape end is affixed without tension. The second tape tail of the Y-tape is affixed next to the first tape tail, slightly offset, using the same technique. The tape end is affixed without tension.

Application Part 2: The base of Tape 2 is anchored under the metatarsophalangeal joint. The metatarsophalangeal joint is then manually flexed. The first tape tail is affixed over the dorsum of the foot with a fascia correction. The tape end iA affixed without tension. The second tape tail of the Y-tape is affixed next to the first tape tail, slightly offset, using the same technique. The tape end is affixed without tension.

Reference

Birgit Kumbrink

K-Taping An Illustrated Guide

– Basics

– Techniques

– Indications

2nd edition

 

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