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.
Kinesio Taping is a technique based on the body's own natural healing process. This Kinesio Taping exhibits its efficacy through the activation of neurological and circulatory systems. This method basically stems from the science of Kinesiology, hence the name "Kinesio". 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 various kinds of symptoms.
The Kinesio Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24hr/day basis. It is a nonrestrictive type of taping which allows for full range of motion.
- Facilitating a weakened muscle
- Inhibiting an overworked muscle
- Increasing circulation
- Stabilizing a weakened joint
- Improving mobility
- Normalizing function
The primary objective of the physical therapists at SportsCare Physical and Aquatic Therapy when applying Kinesio tape to an injured body part, is to tape the motion… not the muscle. Our goal is to increase performance, allow the injured tissue to heal and to prevent an exacerbation or re injury of the damaged tissue. (Click here to find out if Kinesio taping is right for you)