Knee complaints treatment with Easytape®
Knee complaints can affect your daily life. On this page we give two examples on how certain knee complaints can be treated according to the Easytaping method. This method consists of different testing and taping techniques. Most knee problems are caused by poor muscle control, due to instability of the knee. This can be caused by, for example, sagging feet through a passive posture and / or the knees bent inwards. We advise you to always seek advice from a medical professional such as a physiotherapist.
Why does the Easytaping method work?
What distinguishes the Easytaping method from other taping methods is that we first use EasyTesting (different function-improving tests) in combination with EasyTaping techniques. With EasyTesting we discover which skin movement gives function improvement and 'relief'. A suitable taping technique is used on the basis of the test results.
Easytape® Testing and Taping Technique 1 | Lateral collateral ligament
In the first test technique, the ligamentary technique relates to the collateral bands. The collateral ligaments provide stability in the lateral direction of the knee. The most important function is limiting knee movements. Pain in these ligaments can be caused by fluid in the joint (this can be caused by a rupture) or a decrease in proprioception. The proprioceptic is the ability to perceive a position of a body part. Taping can stimulate the alertness of the muscles.
Test technique 1 (from the middle / to the middle)
In this test, we examine whether the skin movement "from the middle" or "to the middle" has an illuminating effect on the knee complaint. This is done by placing your fingers on the left or right collateral ligament. In the test technique "from the middle", you pull the skin slightly apart. In the test technique "to the middle" you push the skin slightly towards each other. For example the test shows that the patient has pain relief with the movement "to the middle". That is why the tape technique "to the middle" is performed in tape technique 1 below. About the tape technique "from the middle" on this page no information is given. Figure 1 = "from the middle". Figure 2 = "to the middle".
Tapetechnique 1 (to the middle)
If the skin movement "to the middle" has an illuminating effect on the knee complaint, Easytape® is applied in the direction "to the middle". The Easytape® strip is applied in the middle. The sides are applied with light stretching up and down (blue arrows). Because the tape is elastic and shrinks again after application, the skin is lifted, "to the middle" (yellow arrows). See the picture below.
Easytape® Test and Tapetechniques 2 to 5 | Education Therapeutic Taping
The test- and tapetechniques 2 to 5 are not explained on this page. You can learn these treatment methods from the Therapeutic Taping program at Fysio Physics in IJsselstein, The Netherlands. We also offer education in Belgium, Zwitserland and Banja Luka. Easytaping is the most functional training for kinesiology, therapeutic or medical taping. The education offers the latest techniques and scientific insights for an even faster and better treatment result. All Easytaping techniques are based on myofascial integration. Myofascial thinking is a fixed component of therapeutic action.