Kinesio Taping® at Release Physical Therapy

Kinesio_Taping

At Release physical therapy, our clinicians are trained to determine which specific techniques will be most effective for individual patients and injuries. In some cases, Kinesio Taping will be used in conjunction with many other therapies to treat a condition. Consistent with Release Physical Therapy’s commitment to individualized care, patients are assessed through a series of orthopedic tests such as manual muscle testing, range of motion testing, and gait assessment to determine if Kinesio Taping therapy is appropriate. Set up an appointment to learn more.

What is Kinesio Taping Method?

Kinesio_Taping2Kinesio Taping Method (KTM) is a therapeutic taping technique that offers patients and athletes the support they need to get through their daily activity or sports event, while helping to rehabilitate conditions and injuries. KTM involves the application of a special nonrestrictive tape over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles and support muscles in movement. It has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints.

Is Kinesio Taping just for athletes?

No, Kinesio taping may be used on populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric to treat virtually any clinical condition. Even people who drive long distances or sit at a desk all day, for example, stand to benefit from Kinesio taping. The tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to rework the neuromuscular system, enhance performance, prevent injury, promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to optimal functionality. KTM can be used in the treatment of:

  • sports injuries
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • lower back strain/pain
  • knee and shoulder conditions
  • headaches
  • foot problems
  • and more…

How is kinesiology tape different from standard athletic tape?

Kinesio_Taping3David Beckham, Kerry Walsh and Lance Armstrong are just a few among many star athletes that swear by its power. Different from traditional athletic tape, which involves wrapping a joint for compression and stabilization, kinesiology tape facilitates lymph and blood circulation in the affected area, allowing for full rang of motion. Kinesiology tape is has the following features:

  • latex-free/hypoallergenic
  • safe for sensitive skin
  • can be worn for 3-5 days
  • lightweight, non compression
  • water-resistant
  • non-restrictive