The use of Kinesio Tape is a rehabilitative technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of the chiropractic adjustment.
Kinesio Tape is latex-free and wearable for days at a time. Kinesio Tape is safe for patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and it successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The use of Kinesio Tape targets specific neuroreceptors within the somatosensory system.
We use Kinesio Tape to relieve and alleviate the patient’s pain and enhance lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting effect causes the skin to convolute very slightly increasing the interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in the inflammation of the affected area.
After a clinical assessment, the Kinesio Tape is applied to the patient in a specific pattern over the injured area. The therapist determines the pattern, amount of stretch and direction of the tapes 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 and promote good circulation and healing, thus assisting the patient to returning to homeostasis.
Evaluation and assessment are key in the treatment of any clinical condition. Our doctors and therapist will perform a thorough assessment which may include manual muscle testing, range of motion testing, gait assessment, and any other neurological orthopedic tests that may be necessary.
The use of Kinesio Tape has been proven to be effective physiologically on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and modalities within our clinic. Kinesio Tape can be effective during the acute and chronic stages of an injury and often times it can be helpful in preventative measures.