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Topic – Kinesio Taping

Below you will find an easy to read transcript of Dr. Michael Errichiello’s monthly podcast interview. You can click the video to listen to the podcast or simply read the easy to follow transcript below. Enjoy!

Podcast Interview:

RC: Hello, everyone. This is Liz Harvey coming to you from our studios in New York City where we are dedicated to bringing you top quality advice from many of the leading expert professionals across the U.S. In today's episode, we are speaking with chiropractor, Dr. Michael Errichiello of Health One Center located in Ridgefield, New Jersey. Dr. Errichiello graduated from St. John's University with a degree in biology and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Errichiello is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors.

Today, we're going to talk about a very important topic:
Kinesio Taping

Hello, Dr. Errichiello, how are you today?

Dr. Michael Errichiello: Doing very well, thank you.

What is Kinesio Taping?

Dr. Michael Errichiello: Kinesio Taping is designed to help the body's natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body's normal range of motion. It is used successfully to treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Kinesio Taping causes physiological effects on several body systems including the circulatory, lymphatic, neural, muscular and fascial systems as well as our joints. Kinesio Taping is used to change muscle tone, move lymphatic fluid, correct movement patterns and improve posture. An important thing to note is that Dr. Kenzo Kase was the founder of Kinesio Taping and he's a chiropractor. It was developed over 30 years ago.

How does Kinesio Tape work?

Dr. Michael Errichiello: Well, not to get into a long physiological explanation of Kinesio Taping, so I will try and put it in simple terms. The tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin and when applied properly, you will see that the skin becomes wrinkled with the tape on. This wrinkling lifts the skin and causes increased space and allows for proper drainage of the lymphatic fluids which is what causes pain.

What common injuries or issues does Kinesio Taping help to heal?

Dr. Michael Errichiello: In our office, we use Kinesio Taping for neck pain, lower back pain and even herniated discs. But since we also treat a lot of sports injuries, Kinesio Taping is good for joint pain, rotator cuff injuries, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, golf elbow, ankle sprains and even patella tracking. You see many athletes in most any sport utilizing Kinesio Taping to help their performance. My partner, Dr. Zalite and myself, are certified in this technique. You see a lot of people buying Kinesio Tape and applying it themselves but there is some specific application methods that people are not familiar with so if it is not applied correctly, you can wind up with no results or blistering or skin irritation.

How does Kinesio Taping help to reduce swelling and inflammation?

Dr. Michael Errichiello: Well, I mentioned this briefly before, but the Kinesio Taping acts by lifting the skin and allowing for better spacing which promotes proper drainage of the injured area. Simply put, pain and swelling usually results when the lymphatic drainage of the injured area is compromised. There are specific taping techniques which help this and most people will not be trained in these types of procedures.

Is Kinesio Taping using for injury prevention as well?

Dr. Michael Errichiello: Absolutely. In the past, conventional athletic taping was designed to restrict and support the movement of the injured body part and to protect the area from further damage. In contrast, Kinesio Taping not only offers the support needed but allows complete range of motion during the rehabilitative process to facilitate the ultimate therapeutic modality which is learning to exercise again. The lead athletes in soccer, tennis, golf, baseball, basketball, track and field, use Kinesio Taping as a component of injury prevention and rehabilitation as well as to increase their performance.

RC: Well, thank you so much Dr. Errichiello. We know you're extremely busy so I just want to thank you for your time and help today.

Dr. Michael Errichiello: Thank you for having me.

RC: And for our listeners across the country, if you are interested in speaking with the doctor, please visit or call 201-945-2320 to schedule an appointment.

On behalf of our team, we want to thank you for listening and we look forward to bringing you more top quality content from our country's leading experts.

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