Alison and Sally have recently completed a training course in the use of Kinesio tape allowing us to offer this extra service to our patients!
For more than 25 years, Kinesio Taping has been breaking new ground in the fields of sports performance, pain management and physical therapy. In the mid-1970s, Dr. Kenzo Kase developed the tape, which has a texture and elasticity very close to living human skin, in response to limitations he encountered working with rigid sports taping methods on his own patients. He knew from his practice that the tape would also need to stay on the skin where it was applied. He spent two years doing a lot of research relating to elasticity, adhesives and breathability.
The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio Tape is safe for populations ranging from paediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopaedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.
The Kinesio Taping Method not only offers support but also rehabilitates the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
Kinesio Tape is used to
- Re-educate the neuromuscular system
- Reduce pain
- Optimize performance
- Prevent injury
- Promote improved circulation and healing
Kinesio Tape may aid in your recovery and decrease healing time. It also comes in some fabulous bright colours!