Kinesio Taping

Advanced Taping for Improved Function 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 successfully to treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurologic, and medical conditions.Rapidly gaining popularity due to its well-publicized use in the Olympic games, Kinesio Tape is often called ‘magic tape’ due to its effectiveness and ability to provide instantly noticeable results. With proper application this taping technique can speed up both the diagnostic portion of patient care as well as recovery time. It allows relief from treatment sessions to last longer and significantly helps athletes perform with drastically reduced pain.With the usage of specialized shapes as well as the direction and amount of stretch placed on the tape at the time of application, Kinesio Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to:

 

  • Re-educate the neuromuscular system
  • Reduce pain and inflammation
  • Optimize performance
  • Prevent injury
  • Promote improved circulation and healing
  • Assist in returning the body to homeostasis

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Kinesio Tape is safe for all types of people.  By targeting different receptors in the skin it helps to alleviate pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin.  This lifting of the skin allows for a decrease in inflammation in the affected areas.  It can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and modalities and is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases of an injury as well as being used for preventative measures.

At Momentum Sports Therapy, we use Kinesio Tape regularly as a treatment aid to help each patient and client receive the best care possible. It is just another tool that we utilize during our therapy programs to keep our patients active and healthy.