Dr. Sam of Active Life Chiropractic uses kinesiology taping techniques on a variety of athletes and other individuals looking to improve performance, prevent injury, and return to their sport or normal life quickly. The wave pattern found on the adhesive of kinesio tape has a lifting effect on the skin and takes pressure off pain receptors, which can reduce swelling, pain, inflammation and improve circulation.
Kinesio taping techniques have a comprehensive array of therapeutic and rehabilitative benefits. The tape can be left on for several days or up to a week, significantly accelerating the healing process from trauma, injury and inflammatory conditions. Along with providing support for weak or injured body parts, kinesio taping also provides muscle support, reduces swelling, and provides pain relief. For more information on kinesio taping, contact Dr. Sam today!
Kinesio Taping Techniques
Dr. Sam provides kinesio taping techniques on athletes and individuals with a variety of injuries and ailments. Dr. Sam uses kinesiology taping techniques to treat patients with:
- Sport Related Injuries
- Muscle Weakness
- Low Muscle Tone (Hypotonia)
- Joint Alignments
- Shin Splints
- Bone Fractures
- Joint Instability or Hypermobility
- Tendonitis & Tendonosis
- Joint Swelling
- Acute Soft Tissue Injuries (muscle & ligament strains)
What is Kinesio Taping?
Kinesiology tape is a thin, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive that has a lifting effect on the skin and takes pressure off pain receptors, which can reduce swelling, pain, inflammation and improve circulation. Kinesio tape is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows the tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of bodily movement. Kinesiology taping techniques were introduced by Japanese practitioners, and by 1988 the tape had been adopted by Olympic and professional athletes. Across the world, kinesio tape is seen as a great therapeutic and rehabilitation technique for injuries and painful conditions.