Kinesio® Taping is a treatment technique that uses strong, flexible tape to help support muscles and other musculoskeletal components following an injury or illness. Tapes are placed in specific patterns based on the injury that's being treated in order to provide flexible support without interfering with range of motion. Kinesio® Taping is especially popular among Olympic and professional athletes who need to remain in training even during healing and recovery from soft tissue damage. By enabling training to continue, athletes can prevent their muscles from “freezing up” while also avoiding re-injury to the area.
No, Kinesio® Taping is used for specific types of injuries. The results of your initial evaluation will be able to determine if Kinesio® Taping might be a good option for your needs.
Kinesio® therapy has a wide number of uses in physical therapy, including treatment of:
No, taping can be used in anyone experiencing specific types of musculoskeletal injuries, including those injured in car accidents, sports activities, slip-and-fall accidents and work-related accidents.
No, kinesio tape is flexible yet strong. It's typically applied in an “X” or “Y” pattern to provide support without restricting movement, so you can wear it all day, even while at work or school and while you're sleeping. In addition to providing support, Kinesio® Taping offers mild resistance to injured tissues to help promote tissue healing and stimulate healthy circulation.
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