Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping is designed to facilitate the bodys own natural healing processes through the activation of neurological and circulatory systems. Kinesio taping comes from the science of Kinesiology. Kinesiologists specialise in movement. From their perspective, muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body but also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces a variety of problems. Given the importance of  muscle function, the idea of treating the muscles in order to activate the bodys own healing process has become a popular and effective treatment modality. Using the application of elastic tape, muscles and other tissues can be supported from the outside.

Initially, orthopedists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and other medical practitioners were the main users of Kinesio Taping. Kinesio Taping was used by the Japanese Olympic volleyball players who raised the profile of this effective treatment. Now, Kinesio Taping is used by a variety of medical practitioners for athletes and for patients who have muscular problems.

Kinesio Tape is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation. It relaxes overused and fatigued muscles, and is non-restrictive, which allows for full range of motion.

In contrast, traditional sports taping is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during a sporting event obstructing the flow of bodily fluids as an UNDESIRABLE side-effect.

Kinesio Tape is used for anything from headaches to foot problems and everything in between. Examples include: muscular facilitation or inhibition in pediatric patients, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxations, herniated disc), knee conditions, shoulder conditions, hamstring, groin injury, rotator cuff injury, whiplash, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, patella tracking, pre and post surgical edema, ankle sprains, athletic preventative injury method, and as a support method. Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for Preventive Maintenance, Edema, and to treat pain.

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