KINESIO UK TAPING METHODS
I have recently completed the KT1/KT2 advanced course in Equine taping, provided by Kinesio UK and taught by a fellow ACPAT physiotherapist. As a result, I am now a member of the Kinesio Taping Association International (KTA).
The course is the application to Equines of the original techniques developed by Dr Kenzo Kase, and the association regulates the training of practitioners in the Kinesio Taping method.
The KT1 covers the application of Kinesio taping methods to muscles so the tape can be used to relax overuse syndromes/muscles, stimulate weak muscles, and decrease pain or swelling.
This is particular useful in horses post-operatively, coming back into work or those struggling to progress in their ridden work.
The KT2 covers 5 advanced techniques and their application to the equine patient, including tendon and ligament facilitation and space correction to name a few.
I am also trained to use taping techniques on human patients.
Kinesio taping is utilised and included, where applicable, as part of the physiotherapy costing, however an additional cost may be incurred if I am required to come out and re-apply the tape, without any other physiotherapy treatment, although an assessment will be carried out before reapplication.