What Does “Kinesio Taping” Mean?
Where cutting edge technology meets old-school pain management, you will find an innovative remedy, Kinesio Taping. The process uses elastic therapeutic tape that is exponentially more stretchable than traditional types of elastic bandage. The tape will exert a therapeutic force once stretched and secured around the targeted, problematic area. You will still have free range of motion to perform bodily movement during your day or activity.
What Is The Science Behind Kinesio Taping?
Kinesio Taping has been shown to reduce pain, improve fluid mechanics within the tissues, improve posture and muscle function, speed recovery and improve sports performance. At Proform PT we tape for the movement and not the muscles themselves.
The effects of Kinesio Tape create both a mechanical and neurosensory impact within the body. The Kinesio Tape’s high stretch characteristic elicits mechanical lift, or decompression effect, to the skin. This creates elevation of the superficial layers within the skin and subsequent underlying tissues in the location of tape application. The changes in mechanical stresses elicited by the Kinesio Tape application can alter signaling to the brain and change skin perception and sometimes joint position. Ultimately, the result is alteration of sensory input received in the areas targeted by the tape. Remember…Pain is an output from the brain only!
What Problems Can Kinesio Taping Treat?
When properly applied, and after you have been carefully evaluated, Kinesio Taping often allows athletes to get back on the field. With the support of the tape holding tender areas in place, over-use of problematic joints and muscles can be minimized. The benefit to this technique is that daily activities are made easier to perform. Feel free to contact us about Kinesio Taping for you.