What is it?

Kinesio Taping has been around for more than 25 years, and is currently breaking new ground in the fields of physical therapy, sports medicine, chiropractic, and athletic performance. The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Sprained ankles, knee injuries, large bruises and muscle tears respond extremely well to Kinesio Taping.

How does it work?

In many injuries, swelling occurs as a natural part of the inflammatory process. Often the amount of excess fluid (edema) is too great and clogs the drainage sites of the lymphatic system. The excess fluid then remains far too long at the site of injury because it has nowhere to go. Due to the way it is constructed and applied, Kinesio Tape microscopically lifts the skin beneath it. This lifting action not only removes pressure from pain sensors; it also creates additional space beneath the skin allowing the trapped fluid ‘a way out’. The edema may then be routed to a less congested area where it can be better absorbed by the lymphatic system. These effects not only speed up the healing process immensely, they also give much needed pain relief and support to fresh injuries.

When Kinesio Tape is applied to a muscle, it has one of two effects – facilitation or inhibition of that muscle. In other words, a muscle can be strengthened or weakened with kinesio tape. This is accomplished by using various taping procedures. Every aspect of how the tape is applied matters – where it starts, where it ends, the amount of stretch applied to the tape, the course of the tape and the position of the area while being taped.

What will you experience?

  • Improved Muscle Function
  • Improved Circulation
  • Pain Management
  • Joint Support