The Kinesio Taping® Method is a therapeutic taping technique which alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin increasing interstitial space and allowing for decreased inflammation in affected areas. Based upon research and years of clinical use, The Kinesio® Taping Method specifically applies Kinesio tape based on evaluation and assessment to dictate a specific application. Kinesio® Tex Tape applications can be applied in hundreds of ways and have the ability to reduce pain and inflammation, promote post-surgical healing, optimize performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and can assist the body’s natural healing process.
Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion.
Rocktape is a special tape that is used for Kinesio Taping treatments that helps hundreds of applicable symptoms.
Dynamic Tape is a trusted Kinesio Tape trusted by professional atheletes and associations around the world.
When Kinesio Tape is applied to the skin, it has a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between the many layers. This allows for greater blood flow to and from and area, all while allowing the by-products created by inflammation to be removed more quickly.
Depending on your health issue, our team may suggest using Kinesiology Tape to help with your treatment plan. This can be extremely valuable in reducing symptoms and allowing your body to heal. During your appointments, we’ll discuss if Kinesio Taping make sense for your care.
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Kinesiology tape is really stretchy.
It’s designed to mimic the skin’s elasticity so you can use your full range of motion. The tape’s medical-grade adhesive is also water-resistant and strong enough to stay on for up to five days, even while you work out or take showers.
When the tape is applied to your body, it recoils slightly, gently lifting your skin. This helps to create a microscopic space between your skin and the tissues underneath it.
Kinesio Tape can be used for, but not limited to, the following conditions:
Today, there are more than 50 brands of kinesiology tape on the market. Our practice specifically uses either RockTape or Dynamic Tape, as these are the top Kinesiology tapes out there.
When applied properly, these tapes lifts the skin away from the muscle, which promotes blood flow. Faster blood flow means more oxygen and more lymph drainage, which helps remove exercise byproducts. RockTape and Dynamic Tape can be worn up to 5 days. It is 100% cotton and can be worn while swimming or in the shower.
Research has shown that RockTape on skin can attenuate muscle fatigue. In rehab, this is very important, not only for the parts of your body that are currently hurting, but also for the surrounding areas as they help to pick up the slack for muscles that are currently not working well.
When someone is injured, fatigued, sick, or inflamed, the symphony of muscle action that normally takes place with great accuracy often falls out of tune. This can happen all over the body. For instance, research has shown that people who sprain their ankle tend to have altered activity of their hip muscle as a result. RockTape helps bring dormant muscle back to life and help calm down the overactive muscles. It helps your body coordinate movement as if it weren’t hurt, hence allowing it to heal properly.
Unlike conventional taping which is meant to prevent any movement at all, RockTape is meant to allow full movement of the taped area. Through elastic properties and quick recoil, RockTape can help distribute forces to other nearby areas through the fascia, ligaments, and even bones.
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