What is the Kinesio Taping Method?
The Kinesio Taping Method is a superior rehabilitative taping technique designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. Kinesiology Taping, or Kinesio Taping for short, was developed in the 1970s by Japanese chiropractor Kenzo Kase. The method finally made it to the United States in the mid-1990s. It is now growing rapidly as a non-drug means to treat joint inflammation, relieve pain, and pressure off overused muscles.
How Does Kinesio Taping Work?
The Kinesio Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering patients the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition. Kinesio Tape also helps alleviate pain by microscopically lifting the skin, increasing institutional space to decrease the affected or injured area's inflammation. Kinesio Taping offers a rehabilitative component while providing needed support during activities. This technique uses a highly specific designed tape that works with the body allowing full range of motion, allowing you to move in the same way you’ve always done. It does not compress the skin and, therefore, can be worn for 3-5 days.
Kinesio Tape Can be used to Treat the Following:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Posture Correction
- Shin Splints
- Tennis Elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rotator Cuff
- Hamstring Injuries
- IT Band Injuries
- Achilles Tendonitis
What are the Common Uses of Kinesio Taping?
It has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It can be used in conjunction with many other treatments and modalities within your clinic and is useful during the rehabilitative and chronic phases of an injury and for preventative measures.
What Can I Expect During Kinesio Taping Treatment?
When getting Kinesio Taping Treatment, it is essential to get an evaluation and a full assessment. The assessment includes observing the injured area and testing the muscles' range of motion to determine the right types of treatment when given a specific diagnosis.
After the assessment, you can use Kinesio Tape at home. To get the tape, check our online shopping website.