Kinesio Taping Threrapy In Islamabad

Dr. Aleem Liaqat

Dr. Aleem Liaqat is internationally recognized expert in treating disorders related to human movement. He has done his graduation from Rawalpindi Medical University and post-graduation from Isra University. His main areas of interest are soft tissue mobilization, sports physical therapy and musculoskeletal disorders. He is the only certified Mulligan Practitioner in twin cities i.e. Islamabad and Rawalpindi of Pakistan. He is also certified Spinal Manual Therapist from manual concepts, Australia. He is certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner from Kinesio University, United States. He has also done certification in Orthopedic Sports Kinesio Taping Specialist. Dr. Aleem is Certified in Chiropractic and Osteopathic techniques (Italy). He is also Certified Dry Needling practitioner (UK).

Kinesio Tapping

Kinesio taping method is a therapeutic technique that is utilized by rehabilitation experts and is used to change muscle tone, correct movement, improve posture, reduce pain, decrease fluid buildup and improves flow. This technique of taping reduces pain and promote lymphatic drainage. It is a drug free tapping method that has wide range of applications and benefits. This tapping will improve fitness and speed up recovery.

Conditions that benefit from kinesio taping:

Various conditions can benefit from kinesio taping. Some of them include:
Tennis elbow:
Weakness, tenderness, and pain on outside of your elbow suggests lateral epicondylitis that is commonly known as tennis elbow. This condition occurs because of overuse injury to tendons that connect muscles of forearm to your elbow joint. Incorrect form of playing sports like tennis or racquet and repetitive activities like using tools can lead to the development of tennis elbow.

Carpel tunnel syndrome:
Carpel tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes pain, tingling and numbness in forearm and hand. This condition occurs when median nerve is compressed or squeezed as it passes through the wrist.

Ankle sprains:
Sprain at ankle can occur when ligaments that provide support to ankle are stretch beyond their limit and ultimately tears. Mostly ligaments are injured on the outer aspect of ankle

Knee pain:
Kinesio taping help in reducing knee pain. With this technique, you will get pain relief, support and normal body mechanics is restored.

Planter fasciitis:
Planter fasciitis occurs when thick band of tissue that connects toes to heel bone at the bottom of foot becomes inflamed. This thick band is called planter fascia. It is the most common cause of heel pain.

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Kinesio Tapping In Islamabad

Shoulder impingement:
It is the common cause of shoulder pain. It is due to impingement of bursa or tendons at shoulder joint.

Kinesio taping helps in reducing swelling, edema, and inflammation. It also provides support to muscles and joints and relieves pain.

Muscle injuries:
Kinesio taping is used for various musculoskeletal conditions including joint instability, sprains, hyperactive and underactive muscles.

How does kinesio taping help:
At the site of injury, extra lymph and blood accumulates under the skin causing pain. By applying kinesio tape, the skin is lifted to allow lymph and blood at the site of injury to disperse resulting in reduction of pain. Kinesio tape helps in supporting muscles, decreasing over stretch of muscles, allows mobility, and reduces pain and inflammation.

Kinesio taping at IPRC:
Our physiotherapist specialists perform detailed and comprehensive assessment and examination of patient. At IPRC, we use one-on-one and personalized treatment approach that is especially design to treat your pain. Our individualized treatment protocols ensures that you get proper treatment to eliminate the source of your pain. We are fully aware that rehabilitation takes time, so we make sure that time invested in therapy should be properly utilized and not wasted. The physical therapy experts at IPRC understands that every patient has unique condition and unique anatomy, and every condition has specific and distinctive characteristics. Run-of-the mill physical therapy clinics uses one-size-fit-all approaches for patient care, utilizing the same cookie-cutter exercises that fails to properly rehabilitate patients.

Kinesio Taping Procedure

The following steps are involved in kinesio tapping therapy:

  • Comprehensive assessment is performed by physical therapist
  • Clean and dry the affected area. Make sure that affected area is lotion and oil free as it can prevent tape from sticking
  • Measure and cut tape. 
  • Apply the tape on the affected site. First apply tape to anchor the strip. Then stretch the target tissue and end by applying no stretch. 
  • Rub the tape for few seconds to ensure proper sticking 
  • Reassess for any complication

What Are The Main Types Of Kinesio Tape Cuts?

The common cuts of kinesio tape when taping includes:

I cut:
It is most widely used tape cut. It is used to support muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It is also used in treating tendon pain, back pain and improve function of rotator cuff muscle.

Y cut:
It is widely used for large areas. It is also used to control kneecap position.

Fan cut:
It is mostly used to reduce swelling in your legs and arms. It is also used for managing conditions like lymphedema.

X cut:
It is used for multiple joints and large areas.
When not to tape?
Kinesio tapping should not be used in certain circumstances. It includes the following:

Open wounds
Applying tape on open wound leads to skin damage and infection.

Deep vein thrombosis:
Applying tape will increase flow of fluid that can cause blood clot to dislodge.

Active cancer
Increasing circulation can be dangerous in cancer.

Taping is avoided if your skin is allergic to adhesions.

Fragile skin
You should avoid taping if your skin is prone to tear.

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Benefits of kinesio taping:

There are multiple benefits of kinesio taping. Some of them include:

  • Improve blood flow and circulation
  • Allow healing of internal injury
  • Support muscles
  • Helps in preventing further injury
  • Reduces swelling and inflammation
  • Create space in your joints
  • Improve mobility
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Kinesio Taping At IPRC

Kinesio taping is safe and effective technique to reduce pain and enhance recovery. To attain the benefits of effective and safe kinesio taping in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, contact IPRC and schedule your appointment today. Our highly trained and skilled professionals will perform personalized kinesio taping therapy session according to your personal needs. At IPRC, we utilize non-invasive and advanced technologies to promote active and healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Aleem Certifications In Physical Therapy

Certified Kinesiology Taping Practitioner

Dr. Aleem is Certified Kinesiology taping Practitioner (Kinesio University, US). Kinesio taping method is a therapeutic technique that is utilized by rehabilitation experts is used to change muscle tone, correct movement, improve posture, reduce pain, decrease fluid buildup and improves flow. He is also Orthopedic Sports Kinesiotaping specialist from Kinesio University, US.

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Dr. Aleem also delivers lecture on ergonomics at corporate sector in whole Pakistan including Telenor, PTCL and Ufone.