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Usefulness of Kinesiology Taping method in inflammatory rheumatic illnesses in childhood

Beata Żuk, Krystyna Księżopolska-Orłowska

Reumatologia 2008; 46, 6: 340–347

Background: The Kinesiology Taping method in rheumatic illnesses (chronic, progressive) is applied as a helping process in both rehabilitative and pharmacological treatments. Usually three techniques of corrective application are used – loosening soft tissue with intensive tension, characterizing large pain ailments (fascia correction applications) and weak muscle strengthening techniques (ligament/tendon correction, functional correction applications) as well as local applications for occupying inflammable process, swelling ponds.
Aim of the study: In the article we present chosen clinical applications for children suffering juvenile idiopathic arthritis as well as scleroderma based on examples and case analysis.
Conclusions: Recent observations show that Kinesiology Taping is an effective supportive method of complex rehabilitation in children with inflammable diseases of connective tissue. It is a simple method and accepted by both the child and parents.

inflammatory diseases of joints, kinesiology taping, rehabilitation

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