General and advanced orthopedic injury, sports injury, spinal disorders, hand therapy, work and personal injury, rheumatic disease, podiatric disorders, neurological disorders, oncology related illness
Kineso-taping, also commonly referred to as athletic taping, is used as a non-invasive way to manage joint and muscle inflammation and pain. Although commonly used by athletes to improve performance, you don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy its benefits, which include:
Relief from pain
Although Kinesio tape contains no medications or therapeutic substances, it offers a highly effective way to deal with both chronic and acute pain. The tape is placed on the skin to lift it. This reduces pressure on those sensitive pain receptors and results in the blocking of the transmission of pain signals to the brain.
Reduction of inflammation
Kinesio taping helps to improve blood circulation around the affected area. This aids in the removal of fluids and other waste products from the injured area. This in turn reduces swelling and other effects of inflammation.
With increased blood circulation to the affected area, the tissues will heal much faster. Correct taping therefore helps to speed up healing of affected tissues.Improved performance
Ensure correct taping by seeing a physical therapist.