Stéphane Penso is back to offer you his padel tips again. Remember that Stéphane is a fan of racket sports and a passionate squash and paddle. Recently he launched a community of padel players in Marseille, open to all, because the more we are, the more convivial is the padel.
Here is his last tip: K-Taping
K taping or therapeutic adhesive bandage is a method of kinesiology, a bandage designed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in Japan in the 1970 years.
This adhesive bandage can treat mild musculo-articular pain without limiting the movement of the human body. Thus it prevents the blockage of a joint and facilitates the practice of a sports activity. This elastic colored band, very resistant, glued to the skin, can stimulate or soothe the painful muscles.
How does it work?
These bands must be glued to the painful and weakened parts of the muscles, or to areas that need to be stimulated. Kinesio-taping will allow to slightly raise the skin and generate convolutions, that is to say that the area of the brain controlling the solicited muscle will allow a better contraction and therefore, deploy more force. These elastic bands of the same thickness as the skin function in particular by a cutaneous separation which increases the blood circulation and thus reduces the pains.
Most health professionals including osteopaths and physiotherapists confirm that k-taping therapy has many benefits if the bands are well posed and under therapeutic indication. K-taping allows:
- A decrease in pain
- A limitation of the pressure exerted on the mechanoreceptors
- An improvement of the blood circulation
- An increase in lymphatic flow
- Psychological support
- Optimization of joint function
- Stimulation of the proprioceptive system
The use of K-Taping allows us to understand that by complex assemblies and above all a good anatomo-physiological knowledge, the practice of a sport like the padel can cross boundaries and improve results. However, it is advisable to follow the advice of a qualified professional.
Julien Bondia is a padel teacher in Tenerife. He is the founder of AvantagePadel.net, a software very appreciated by clubs and padel players. Columnist and advisor, he helps you play better through his many padel tutorials.