Kinesio® Taping

Kinesio® Taping Specialist
Used by Olympic and professional athletes, Kinesio® Taping offers significant healing benefits following injury. At Feel Good Physical Therapy in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Gregory Trakhtenberg uses the most advanced techniques of Kinesio® Taping to help athletes of all levels heal and recover following an injury while still remaining active.

Kinesio® Taping Q&A

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What is Kinesio® Taping?

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.

Is Kinesio® Taping appropriate for all sorts of injuries?

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.

How is Kinesio® Taping used in physical therapy?

Kinesio® therapy has a wide number of uses in physical therapy, including treatment of:

  • shoulder injuries
  • knee injuries
  • back injuries including sciatica
  • hamstring injuries
  • elbow injuries including golfer's elbow and tennis elbow
  • ankle pain and plantar fasciitis
  • whiplash injuries
  • strains and sprains
  • herniated discs
  • repetitive stress and overuse injuries

Is Kinesio® Taping just for athletes?

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.

Does taping hurt?

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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