Kinesio Taping

The kinesio taping method is designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process and to provide extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Kinesio tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system., the tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for decreased inflammation.

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Kinesio Tape Works on Muscles and Joints

Almost any joint and muscle group in the body can benefit from Kinesio taping. You will see many athletes in baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, football and track & field using Kinesio taping. Usually, you will see the different colored tape in their exposed area, such as their arms, shoulders, elbows or knees. But what most people will not see are the joints of the spine, your neck, mid back and lower back, which are covered by clothing, and these areas also benefit greatly from Kinesio taping.

My partner, Dr. Zalite, and myself are certified in the application of Kinesio tape. We utilize this technique on our patients with herniated discs, both in the neck and the lower back. We utilize this technique in taping patterns that reduce inflammation and swelling, which can accelerate your recovery.

The average person can buy Kinesio taping in any athletic store or online and use it. Then they get some results, but the proper application for specific joints and individual muscles that are injured is something that needs knowledge in order to get the best results.