The term “taping” frequently raises the question of the difference between K-Taping and classic taping methods. It is almost impossible to make this comparison. K-Taping is a form of therapy with an extremely wide range of applications. The self-supporting elastic tapes are applied using special techniques along muscle structures, ligaments and nerves or provide lymphatic fluid channels to facilitate lymph flow. K-Taping does not restrict the patient’s mobility, in contrast to classic taping methods. In most cases, classic taping methods are applied around joints and structures in order to immobilise them or protect them from overloading. This restriction in movement is connected with known problems of stiffening and a reduction in muscle mass. K-Taping offers an effective treatment and prevention concept while still maintaining full mobility!
K-Taping is only applied by specially trained and certified therapists and doctors. Medical knowledge in anatomy, muscle formation, the position of ligaments and nerve paths are necessary in order to learn how to use K-Taping and to apply all the possibilities that this complex treatment method has to offer. While the treatment effect from most manual therapy treatment ends when the treatment time is up, patients take the K-Taping therapy home with them. K-Taping works 24 hours a day, as a result of the application of the tape and the body’s movements.

It maintains its effectiveness for the entire duration of wear, even under extreme stress from daily working or sporting activities. It is in this way that the lymphatic correction techniques permanently support manual lymphatic drainage between treatment sessions. K-Taping can improve the quality of life in many areas and prolong the treatment effect when integrated with modern therapy concepts, for example following breast cancer operations.