Physiotherapist Mimi Skog shares her experiences of using 6D Tape

My name is Mimi Skog and I specialize in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders. I am a physiotherapist by basic training, but I have supplemented my professional skills by completing a four-year Doctor of Naprapathy degree. I mainly treat musculoskeletal problems, such as muscle, joint, back, neck, hip and so on – rehabilitation includes both manipulation and soft tissue treatment.

I got acquainted with 6D Tape through a presentation event. Nowadays I use 6D Tape in many ways and quite a lot.

What kind of ailments do you treat with 6D Tape?

The main target group is ordinary people and athletes who come to the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders – I do not treat lymphedema patients at all. For example, athletes’ small strains and tears and related pains are alleviated quite quickly. For joint injuries, I also use 6D Tape as a support. By activating with the handles, the client gets accelerated healing. I also use in back treatments because 6D Tape supports better than regular kinesiology tape.

Examples of good rehabilitation targets include tennis elbows, shoulder problems, and taping of the Achilles tendon. In Achilles tendon rehabilitation, I tape the entire calf on both sides so that the soleus, i.e. the broad heel muscle, is covered. Wrists are also often taped, for example, in connection with muscle tension.

I also use 6D Tape for ankle sprains rehabilitation. 6D tape removes swelling and pain. Edema inhibits metabolism, slows down blood circulation and causes pain. However, it should be remembered that the injury has not been rehabilitated even though the symptoms have disappeared. However, rehabilitation speeds up when blood circulation improves after the swelling has disappeared.

How easy is it to learn how to use 6D Tape?

For me, getting started with 6D Tape was easy. It is also easy for customers to learn how to use it, as the 6D tape is not stretched. The tape stays well in place for about a week, i.e. until the customer’s next visit. In general, it’s a good idea to let a therapist or another person do the taping, but you can do the taping yourself in easy places if necessary.

What kind of treatment results have you received?

The results are many and varied. For example, small strains and sprains can quickly be made less painful. 6D Tape speeds up the removal of swelling from tears – for example, the Achilles tendons can be painless quite quickly. The removal of edema accelerates healing. For athletes, returning to training is also accelerated as a result of using 6D Tape.

One example of rehabilitation is the treatment of a bandy player’s knee collateral ligament strain. Immediately after the event, cold treatment was given for a while, after which 6D Tape was performed. The very next day, vacuum therapy continued to relax the muscles in the knee and thigh area and continued with 6D Tape. This way, the outfield players have been able to play after 2-3 weeks (injuries of 1-2 levels). Another example is the “wooden leg” that came to the bandy player on Saturday, followed immediately by taping. The person was also treated on Sunday, and Monday. The person got into the game already the next Tuesday.

What kind of greetings would you send to new users?

Don’t be afraid to give it a try. By experimenting for yourself, you can best find out the benefits of 6D Tape.