VetkinTape ® and the Medical Taping Concept are closely connected. The background of medical taping was established in Japan and Korea in the 1970s. At the time methods of taping were developed with the idea that movement and muscle activity are essential in maintaining and recovering health. The idea was that muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body but also control blood and lymph circulation and body temperature. Currently many medical professionals are using this method to treat their patients. Medical Taping’s revolutionary techniques have become the standard in elastic therapeutic taping.
Pursuing the science of movement (Kinesiology), a new kind of elastic tape was developed; CureTape® for human and VetkinTape® for animals. The tape supported the muscles in their function without restricting their range of movement. By treating the affected muscles in this way, the body’s own healing process could be activated. During the development of this method it soon appeared that the possibilities of application were more divers.
The hypoallergenic, porous, skin friendly properties of the tape make it possible to wear the tape for many days, making a 24 hour a day treatment possible.
The effect of VetkinTape® is based on its ability to interact with the skin and associated neuro and mechano sensory receptors. Unlike a brace or support, elastic kinesiology tape neither compresses tissue nor limits range of motion. In fact, the tape decompresses the tissue, and lifts the skin so as to allow increased blood and lymph circulation which assists in the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
The Medical Taping methods have been included in the Medical Taping Courses which are given by Vetkin-Tape® and THYSOL Group BV. The concept can be used by (vet) physiotherapists, doctors, orthopedics, sports coaches, veterinarians and masseurs, but also by non-medical practitioners. However a basic knowledge of anatomy and medical terms is required to use the tape in the best and most effective way.
In contrast to conventional taping methods, which often effect a disturbance of the joints and the course of movement because using of non-elastic materials, the new kind of taping effects a different result.
The principle is: activating instead of fixing.