What is It?
Kinesio tape is an elastic tape that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It can help distribute forces to other nearby areas through the fascia, ligaments, and bones.
How Does It Work?
Depending on the taping technique used, Kinesio tape can perform many different functions. It can improve lymphatic drainage by tractioning the skin, providing pain relief while decreasing swelling and bruising.
When applied along a muscle, it can facilitate the muscle’s contraction, thereby improving posture or altering a movement pattern to restore pain-free function. The kinesio tape can even provide joint stability by applying it to the muscles surrounding the target joint.
Kinesio taping is one of the many tools we use to treat, educate and empower our patients. When the use of the tape proves effective for a particular case, our therapists educate the patient on self-application to provide them with autonomy and the ability to perform symptom management independently.
There is a reason why countless professional athletes from all sports rely on kinesio tape to stay in the game!
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