Have you heard of Kinesiotaping? We’ve had a few questions about it in the office, so we thought we would shed some light on this amazing tape.
Kinesiotaping, also known as Kinesio Taping® Method, is a therapeutic taping technique that uses elastic therapeutic tape to support muscles, joints, and ligaments. It’s been used by athletes, physical therapists, chiropractors, and other healthcare professionals for year to:
- Reduce pain and inflammation.
- Support joint stability.
- Enhance lymphatic drainage.
- Promote healing in the body.
How does it work?
Kinesiotape creates an external “cue” for your brain/nervous system to pay attention to and get information from. This is called proprioception. Your brain really likes this information and in exchange can reduce its pain signals, creating increased mobility in the joint which promotes faster healing.
What are the benefits of Kinesiotaping?
Kinesiotaping is a safe and effective technique with a variety of benefits, including:
- Reduced pain and inflammation.
- Improved joint stability and proprioception.
- Enhanced athletic performance.
- Faster recovery from injuries.
- Reduced risk of injury.
- Improved lymphatic drainage
How Do I Know If Kinesiotaping Right for Me?
Kinesiotaping can be beneficial for people of all ages and activity levels. Before using it, it’s important to talk to your chiropractor, physical therapist, or healthcare professional before using Kinesiotape, especially if you have any underlying health conditions. This way you ensure you are using it in the right way for your body.
Kinesiotaping is a safe and effective therapeutic technique with a variety of benefits. If you’re considering using Kinesiotape, we’re happy to help you out!
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