What exactly is kinesiotaping?

Kinesiotaping is the application of elastic kinesiological strips used to reduce pain and edema (swelling) in injured joints and muscles of the human body. We use it for the prevention and treatment of specific injuries most commonly related to large joints of the body such as the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle joint. 

The result of the application of kinesiology strips is the reduction of pain and swelling in the treated area, increase in the functionality and mobility of the joint, prevention of further injuries, and improvement in the performance of the athlete. 

In our office, we use it as an auxiliary technique to multiply the effects of primary therapies such as dry needling, chiropractic, and therapeutic exercises.  


Kinesiotaping primjena
kinesiotaping koljena

Diagnoses using kinesiotaping

Some of the most common diagnoses in which kinesiotaping has proven to be an effective adjunctive therapy are:

  • shoulder injury
  • tennis elbow
  • golf elbow 
  • knee injuries 
  • injuries and sprains of the hamstrings
  • quadriceps injury 
  • jumpers knee 
  • gastrocnemius injuries
  • distortion (sprain) of the ankle joint 

How does kinesiotaping work?

Kinesiotaping works through many different mechanisms and they are:

  • stimulation of the skin surface receptors 
  • increase in the flow of local blood and lymph circulation
  • supporting muscle function
  • potentiation of muscle contraction or relaxation (depending on the purpose of administration)
  • correction of joint and ligament position
  • reduction of the muscle tension 
  • increasing the range of motion in the joint 
Research on kinesiotaping of the knee:
15 scientific articles in which 546 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee joint were included showed that kinesiotaping in combination with physical therapy gives better results in terms of reducing pain and increasing the functionality of the knee joint than the physical therapy alone!
kinesiotaping skočnog zgloba

Frequently asked questions about technology:

Short answer: No. 

Longer answer: for the use of tapes it is necessary to have prior knowledge of the anatomy and biomechanics of the human body. 

If you are not a trained medical professional and you have not gone through the kinesiotaping training, we recommend that you do not apply the tape yourself because it can do more harm than good.

Once the tapes are applied to your body, they will have an effect as long as they do not lose their elasticity. 

This effect usually lasts up to 5 days when the tapes are already starting to peel off on their own. After 5 days you can freely take off the tapes by yourself. 

Feel free to shower with applied kinesiotape. 

The only thing we would not recommend is swimming in the sea or going in the bath. Also, you should not let the water jet in the shower for a long time on the place where the tape is applied. 

Why our therapy?

Progress after the first treatment.

We work on quick and long-term solutions for the problem and after the first treatment you will feel improvement and relief of the symptoms.

Friendly clinic

In our clinic, we maintain a pleasant and friendly atmosphere so that you do not have additional stress.

There's no maintenance

We provide effective and long-term solutions for your problem in order for you to save money and time!

Track and field athlete Lucija Cvitanović

Targeted rehabilitation plan

1. step: Book an appointment with us

By e-mail, message or call we will book you the first appointment in which we will find out and explain the exact problem.

2. step: Rehabilitation plan and program

In cooperation with you, we create an individual, fast and effective rehabilitation plan and program that will surely lead you to optimal condition.

3. Return to normal life

Finally you will be pain free again and move with ease.

Reviews of our patients

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Anja GrgicAnja Grgic
11:50 13 Dec 22
I booked the first appointment based on a recommendation due to long-term problems with the lumbar region, cervical spine, migraines, tingling in the feet and sciatica in both legs. With the first treatment, we solved the inflammation and pain in the upper back and trapezius, for which I ended up in the emergency room before arriving. With the second treatment I no longer feel sciatica or tingling in my feet. My body is recovering phenomenally every day. I booked a third appointment, so long-term constant problems (12 years!!!) Toni solved in just 3 treatments. I am delighted with the approach and professionalism of physiotherapist Toni. It is not enough to say that I am grateful and sincerely recommend it from the bottom of my heart.
Bojan MihalicekBojan Mihalicek
21:30 17 Nov 22
I came with a problem of the cervical and lumbar spine (which lasts 15 years), tingling in the legs (as a consequence of sciatica), and injury of the ankle and Achilles tendon of the leg from a year ago. He solved all my problems with dry needling and chiropractic techniques. Tony is extremely accessible and explains everything he does in detail. Expertise, customer relationship, and communication are at a very high level. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who has not been helped by conventional techniques.
Bernard ButoracBernard Butorac
21:10 17 Nov 22
I came to Tony through the recommendation of a handball player friend and I did not regret it. In several treatments, he solved the problem of a painful cervical spine and jaw that was painful to the movement and bite. The mobility of the jaw is very important to me because I'm in the singing business. The boyfriend also came with a problem with the cervical and lumbar spine, tingling in the legs, and injury to the wrist and tendon of the leg. He solved our problems with dry needling and chiropractic techniques. Toni is very approachable and everything he does he explains in detail, and also without hesitation you can ask him anything you want to know, so we let him in without fear. Business, expertise, customer relationship, and communication 5+.
Vesna KlanacVesna Klanac
17:44 28 Oct 22
After two dry needling treatments, my shoulder and neck loosened up, and the tension eased enough that after two months I finally have no headaches and no more dizziness. After the third dry needling treatment, the remaining pain on the right side, like muscle tension, has almost disappeared. I'm looking forward to the last treatment. Although it is known as a painful treatment, it was very tolerable for me, and it even seemed very relaxing. I am very glad that I found Toni on IG.
Sonja BrajkinaSonja Brajkina
04:31 12 Oct 22
Physio Toni is a very pleasant, educated and humble young person, who knows his job without much mystification and philosophy "hits the head" and immediately goes to solve the problem as quickly as possible and more than successfully. In communication, he is also pleasant and measured, adapts to the patient and has wide knowledge and can talk to him about various topics, which makes the treatment even easier and leads to the feeling that the treatment lasts much shorter than it really does.So successful in my case that after 9 months of almost vegetating due to enormous pain, after the first treatment, I started walking at least 5 km a day, and after the second I started again working out! I can only recommend this young expert in his field and say a big thank you to him.
10:11 26 Sep 22
If I could give 100 stars, it would be small. It's actually hard for me to put together impressions and sentences and to fully express how grateful I am. What a relief after years of shoulder discomfort and inability to rotate, when you finally manage to rotate your shoulder all the way. No pain! Tony's expertise, knowledge, and love for his job are evident in his every sentence. The problem is approached directly, without BS, immediately tells what and how to expect. I had high expectations that he exceeded. Tony, thank you!
16:37 24 Jul 22
The man, without any philosophy, quickly and efficiently solved the problem of the lower spine, which had followed me for more than five years and which I thought would remain chronic. I recommend everyone to go and let Tony examine him and decide which solution is best. Tony, thank you again!
Janja MuzinaJanja Muzina
07:42 14 May 22
I'm gonna use the kids 'dictionary and say," I don't like dry needling!". With the recommendation of a friend who I talked to about the pain I was living with due to a messy life and long hours of computer work, I came to Tony for treatment. During the treatment, Tony eased my pain by talking and explaining. I went back for another treatment. Today I live without pain and I recommend Tony to everyone for his professionalism, expertise and human approach with respect to the client.

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