I have a new job that I’ve been doing since April. I’m reviewing charts written by physical therapists and I’ve seen this word a lot: kinesiotape. Kinesio Tape is a brand name, the therapist is just talking about elastic tape that can be used on skin. Doing this and taping joints into certain positions can help some things, the point being to stabilize a joint and give feedback to the muscle to work correctly. They taped my shoulder when I was in the hospital. They did this. It didn’t do a damn thing. My tremor and ataxia were way, way, way, way too bad and overcame the tape. Poor things, the therapists felt SO bad for me. I was a young woman who days ago WAS a therapist and —- Oh God. Anyway, taping stuff is a really orthopedic thing to do. It probably won’t do anything for a neurological injury. An acute neurological injury that is. So, not at first. But after a while, the problems you’re dealing with become more orthopedic as a result of the crapass neurological injury. Make sense? So years later, tape might help some things. It wouldn’t help me at all because of my particular issues but it might help others.
I’ve used these all before but they make me laugh…..