India gets it taped!
By Kate Slater | 04 July 2014

Kinesio India is proud to announce the launch of its brand new Kinesio India website - and its new India office in Bangalore!

Kinesio Taping, the brightly coloured therapeutic tape which helps muscle and joint injuries, is used all over the world, particularly by athletes. But it is now also increasingly being used in medical circles, particularly in paediatric and geriatric medicine, for non-obstetric aches and pains during pregnancy, for the treatment of lymphoedema and even tension headaches! A big surprise has been Kinesio's popularity in equine circles, with many racehorses and eventers now sporting the blue, pink or black stripes that help them to recover more quickly from injuries.

Although Kinesio Taping had been used successfully in India for several years, mainly in paediatric medicine, the Indian public's interest in Kinesio Taping became widespread after London 2012, which saw international athletes from over 80 countries in Kinesio stripes, including members of the Indian team. More recently in the 2014 World Cup it has also been highly in evidence, helping international footballers at the peak of their game to "mend on the move".

The day to day running of Kinesio India will be undertaken by Abhiya Gupta who is a physiotherapist, certified Kinesio Practitioner and lifelong member of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists.

For the last four years, Abhiya has been running Kinesio Taping qualification courses all over India, in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Hyderbad. Demand for courses has quadrupled since 2012 and in September last year Abhiya led a Kinesio Taping course in Bangladesh for the entire Bangladesh Cricket Board physiotherapists.

Qualified Kinesio practitioners who have benefitted from these courses are already practising Kinesio Taping techniques on patients with great success in India.

Dr Snehal Ganesh Deshpande is a Mumbai based physiotherapist and published author, highly renowned for her work throughout India in paediatrics and in particular with children with Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.

One of her patients was baby Nilaya who had suffered a brachial plexus injury during birth. Nilaya had problems in her right shoulder, difficulties with her fingers and a complete paralysis of her thumb. Dr Deshpande used a strip of Kinesio cut into an inverted Y and placed it on to Nilaya's shoulder, inhibiting the over action of her trapezius muscle and framing her scapula to prevent winging. Kinesio tape was also used in four strips on the dorsal aspect of her hand to improve opening of her fingers and thumb. Nilaya can now use her hand perfectly, pick up toys and grasp objects.

Dr Deshpande says "Kinesio Taping is ideal for babies, as it is light and comfortable and doesn't restrict movement. After a muscle has been appropriately worked upon and the correction in alignment has been achieved, applying Kinesio tape helps the patient to maintain the corrected alignment and activates the taped muscle in its optimal position. It's very effective, non allergic and easy to use"

Physiotherapist Abhiya Gupta, who will be running Kinesio India says: "There is a great deal of interest in Kinesio taping throughout India, particularly in medical circles so I am very pleased indeed that the Kinesio India website and our new office are now both up and running. We're looking forward to organising more Kinesio taping courses than ever across the whole of India to meet the demand from therapists and physios. With the interest Kinesio has generated already across the world, I have no doubt Kinesio India will be a fantastic success."

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