Kinesio Tape is applied over muscles and joints to help give support and stability to your joints and muscles. Kinesio Taping is used for preventive maintenance, edema, to help reduce pain and relax overused tired muscles.
Kinesio Taping can relieve pain or inflammation in virtually any muscle. Although it was made popular by athletes originally, who used it to treat or prevent sports-related injuries, it can also promote a wide range of other health benefits, and it has been shown to successfully treat:
- Muscle Injuries.
- Lower Back Issues.
- Knee Conditions.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
- Shoulder Conditions.
- Rotator Cuff Injury.
- Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow.
- Plantar Fasciitis.
- Ankle Sprains.
How Does Kinesio Taping Work?
Kinesio Taping is a technically simple method of treatment that involves colored strips of specially formulated tape being strategically applied to muscle and/or joint. The tape helps improve function of the muscle by:
- Improving both circulation and the flow of lymphatic fluid. By holding the muscle more or less in place, the tape allows the skin covering the muscle to lift from it slightly, opening a passageway for the flow of fluids. This reduces excess chemical buildup in the surrounding tissue.
- Increasing Stabilization and Support at the muscle and joint level. It is a non-restrictive type of taping that does not decrease your range of motion while continuously supporting the desired muscle and joint.
- Facilitating the natural healing mechanisms of the body. Through precise placement, health practitioners can use the tape to stimulate healing.
The tape is of almost exactly the same consistency and elasticity as human skin, so it feels natural and in no way restricts movement.
Why Should You Call Professional Care Rehab Center to Apply Kinesio Tape?
Proper Kinesio Taping is an exact science. While it is true that you can purchase the tape and apply it at home, it is not a good idea. Our Chiropractor at our clinic in Thornhill is certified in Kinesio Taping and has many years of experience using Kinesio Taping as a treatment method. The Chiropractor can maximize the effectiveness of the tape due to his experience and knowledge, as opposed to you applying the tape on your own and risking further irritation and injury to the affected muscle. After the treatment we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and offer follow-up treatment, if necessary.