What Is Kinesio Taping?

Functional Taping and Kinesiotaping involves taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support, or to prevent over-contraction. Kinesiotape is an elastic form of tape that does not restrict motion, but rather enhances motion by affecting the activation of the neurological and the circulatory systems. Functional taping is used as an adjunct to therapy and exercise.  It can speed up the rehabilitation process by decreasing pain and swelling, and improving the patient’s tolerance to exercise and movement.

Kinesio Taping Can Help By:

  • Improving muscle and joint proprioception (by providing sensory feedback)
  • Reducing muscle fatigue and spasm
  • Reducing over-contraction and over-stretching of muscles
  • Decreasing swelling
  • Improving the contraction and activation of weakened muscles
  • Relieving pain by activating the natural analgesic system in our skin receptors
  • Helping correct joint mechanics by increasing muscle function around the joint
  • Minimizing post-traumatic or post-surgical bruising through improved circulation

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