Kinesio Taping Method
Kinesio Tape is an elastic therapeutic tape that is used to support and stabilize muscles, tendons and joints. Unlike regular athletic tape, which is very stiff, Kinesio Tape is stretchy. It provides great support, but still allows you to move. And that’s why you see so many athletes using it. It allows them compete at the highest level, without restriction. But you don't need to be an athlete to benefit from Kinesio Tape, it can help just about anyone. It's also a great compliment to chiropractic care.
When applied properly - and that part is very important - Kinesio Tape can help reduce pain and inflammation from an injury. It can also reduce swelling and speed up healing. Kinesio Tape can also be used to help support a certain area of the body during activity, like a knee or shoulder.
Dr. McGahey is a fully certified Kinesio Taping practitioner, and can help with an expert taping application for your specific needs. If you're curious about whether Kinesio Tape can help you, schedule an appointment today.
What Are The Benefits Of Kinesio Tape?
Kinesio Tape provides a number of benefits for all athletes, from recreational to professional. One of the most important is that it can help to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. That makes it great for acute conditions like a whiplash injury, or a sports injury. It can also help with supporting and healing chronic overuse conditions that just aren’t getting better on their own.
When applied properly, Kinesio Tape can:
Reduce pain and inflammation
Speed up healing
Relax tight or overworked muscles
Support and stabilize muscles and joints