Your Handy-Dandy Guide to Connective Tissue Disorders

There are many different types of Connective Tissue Disorders (CTDs) with symptoms that are all very similar. One thing that holds true among all the CTDs, however, is that they are genetic/heritable (at least the ones I am discussing here). The two most common type in which genetic diseases are inherited are: autosomal dominant and […]

https://lifedespitechallenges.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/your-handy-dandy-guide-to-connective-tissue-disorders/

Beginners guide to Kinesiology Tape

This stuff isn’t available on prescription which is sad as I really think it should be (my preferred brand is Rock tape if anyone wants to gift me some). If I have more than one part of me to tape at once it can get expensive. 

I really long to see a medical trial/study purely focused on the effectiveness of kinesiology taping in patients with EDS hypermobility type as I think it can be as effective as bracing/splinting. The last time I had recurring elbow dislocations I taped it and it gave great support and feedback. 

I think only then will the medical profession wake up and make this available on prescription – at roughly £12 a roll I hope that is soon!

By popular demand, here’s a quick introduction to using kinesiology tape. I am not officially trained in any way so if you’re unsure about taping please consult your physio or similar. This guide aims to provide a few hints and tips that will get you started with taping and help you decided if its right…

http://jboccupationaltherapy.co.uk/kinesiology-tape/