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Kinesio Taping® is one of the more popular services offered at The Recovery Suite at Back to Health. From athletes, gardeners, active parents, those with chronic pain, and so many others, Kinesio Tape® is a great addition to care. With hundreds of ways to apply it, Kinesio Tape® is a solution worth learning more about.
What is Kinesio Tape®?
Kinesio Tape® is a latex-free, adhesive fabric stretch tape. Taping can be worn for days at a time, even certified safe for safe for populations ranging from pediatric to older patients. Professional taping is successful in treating a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological, and other medical conditions.
What is the Kinesio Taping Method®?
The Kinesio Taping Method® is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that provides support and stability to muscles and joints. This helps to facilitate the body’s natural healing process. It does this without restricting the body’s range of motion.
How is The Kinesio Taping Method® best used?
Kinesio Taping® is best used along with soft tissue treatment. This can prolong the benefits of your visit to The Recovery Suite at Back to Health. Professional tape placement gives you long-lasting support and healing. Expertly trained in the Kinesio Taping Method®, Dr. Erik can offer taping to address your specific needs.
How does the Kinesio Taping Method® work?
It is a therapeutic taping technique that offers the support patients need. Kinesio Tape® also rehabilitates the affected condition. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio Tape® alleviates pain. It facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin as well. This lifting effect forms convolutions in the skin. These convolutions increase interstitial space between tissues. This creates a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
Can Back to Health personalize the Kinesio Taping Method® for you?
Evaluation and assessment are key in the treatment of any clinical condition. For our patients to get the desired results from a Kinesio Tape® application, a full assessment of your condition is necessary. Your Kinesio Tape® visit at The Recovery Suite will include tape application, following a full evaluation and discussion with Dr. Erik. The tape’s placement and efficacy are based upon years of clinical use worldwide and will be completely personalized to your specific needs.
In some cases, the treatment of a condition may require treatment of other underlying conditions as well. This assessment will include manual muscle testing and range of motion testing. Dr. Erik may also perform a gait assessment, and other orthopedic special tests to best assess how Kinesio Tape® can help you. The best treatment plan is laid out once Dr. Erik gains insight from these assessments.
The findings of the clinical evaluation or assessment dictate the specifics of the Kinesio Tape® application and other possible treatments or modalities. By using single “I” strips or modifications in the shape of an “X”, “Y” or other specialized shapes as well as the direction and amount of stretch placed on the tape at the time of application. The tape can re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, optimize performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to homeostasis.
More about Kinesio Taping Method® benefits
Kinesio Tape® has been proven to have a positive physiological effect on the skin which can be a valuable addition to this protocol. Taping also provides positive effects on the lymphatic and circulatory systems. It supports fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints as well. Professional Kinesio Taping® also can re-educate the neuromuscular system. This can reduce pain and inflammation, optimize performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to homeostasis.
The tape is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases of an injury. Kinesio Taping® can also be used as a preventative measure. In addition, it works well along with many other treatments and modalities.
Call the office today to set up an appointment and learn how the Kinesio Taping Method® can benefit your recovery & health!