Kinesio Tape and Taping
What is Kinesio Taping? – Kinesio taping is a form of taping that promotes the natural healing process of the body and is used for injuries and to improve sport performance. The flexibility of the tape allows for a patient to keep their range of motion but still have the stability and support needed for the patient’s muscles and joints.
How Does it Work? – Depending up on the patient’s condition and needs, Kinesio tape is applied to specific areas of the body to help alleviate discomfort. Once the tape has been applied, it is designed to lift the skin in a way that allows for more effective blood flow to bring essential oxygen and nutrients needed for healing. Additionally, it also facilitates in the drainage of the lymphatic system to help decrease edema associated with the condition or injury.
Safety – Kinesio taping is safe for all populations from pediatric patients to elite athletes.
Common Conditions Treated with Kinesio Tape – Low back strain/pain, Edema, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles pain, Knee Pain, Elbow and Wrist pain.