The Kinesio Taping® Method is a rehabilitative taping technique designed to enhance the body’s natural healing processes by supporting and stabilizing muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.It also prolongs the benefits of manual therapy by extending soft tissue manipulation.
Kinesio Tape® is latex-free and can be worn for several days. It’s safe for children, seniors and anyone in between. It has been successfully employed for a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other conditions.
Kinesio Taping® supports, relaxes or inhibits hypertonic muscles that are locked short while it strengthens or facilitates weak muscles. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio Tape® lessens pain and helps with lymphatic drainage by lifting the skin microscopically. This lifting increases interstitial space and helps decrease inflammation of the affected areas.
Kinesio Tape® has been used by massage therapists for years. After an initial assessment, we apply the tape to our clients based upon their needs. This assessment includes:
- Manual muscle testing
- Range of motion testing
- Gait assessment
- Any other necessary orthopedic tests
Benefits of Kinesio Tape®
Kinesio Tape® will:
- Re-train your neuromuscular system
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Enhances performance
- Prevents injury
- Promotes good circulation and healing
- Help return the body to homeostasis