Kinesio Taping Orange City, FL

Kinesio Taping

What does “kinesiology taping” mean?

When cutting edge technology meets old-school pain management, you’ll find an innovative remedy- kinesiology taping. With this innovative remedy, we use elastic therapeutic tape. It is exponentially more stretchable than traditional types of elastic bandage. Once this tape is stretched out and secured around the problematic area, the tape exerts a therapeutic pulling force, and still allows for full range of motion.

The acrylic adhesive component in kinesiology tape is activated by body heat. As a result, once your physical therapist applies the taping system, it will begin working. The cotton fibers in it prevent moisture from accumulating. That means that sweating and getting the area wet isn’t as much of an issue as it was with the “ace” bandages injured athletes and other patients were once given.

What is the science behind kinesiology taping?

The pulling from the kinesiology taping keeps the affected joints and muscles in place as you move through your daily routines. As you’re doing so, the tape draws skin away from the muscles, allowing crucial fluids and blood to circulate more freely. The improved circulation decreases swelling and speeds the healing process. Research suggests that the tape’s exceptional holding abilities can correct misaligned muscles and ligaments.

Of course, it’s not just the fabric itself that results in these benefits. Physical therapists are trained in various wrapping techniques, depending on the site of the injury or chronic pain, as well as the specific problem. Determining the exact placement and shaping of the kinesiology tape, along with which direction the “pull” should go, are all part of the skill needed in order to promote healing. For example, certain injuries call for Y- or X-shaped applications, while smaller, more fragile areas heal better with an I-shaped wrapping.

What problems can kinesiology taping treat?

When properly applied — and after the patient has been carefully evaluated — kinesiology taping often allows athletes to get back on the field. Other injured patients find their daily activities made easier, with the support of the taping holding tender areas in place, and preventing over-use of problematic joints and muscles.

Common conditions our trained physical therapists often treat with kinesiology taping include:

If any of these complaints sound similar to yours, call our office for an appointment. Our expert team of physical therapists will evaluate you for the best therapies, including kinesiology taping, to target your injuries.

For more information, Contact us at Orange City, FL center.

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