Kinesio Taping Aides The Rehabilitation Process
Kinesio taping is a rehabilitative technique that provides support for the muscles and joints as the body heals. Kinesio taping also allows you to have free range of motion. Many medical professionals and our physical therapist at Oxford Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia use this type of taping method to help patients heal with flexible and stabilizing support.
What is Kinesio Taping?
Kinesio tape is an elastic adhesive tape made of cotton fiber and a medical-grade acrylic adhesive. This tape is hypoallergenic, water-resistant, and latex-free. The tape itself doesn't limit the range of motion, and relaxes and stimulates the muscles. It has been used on athletes, seniors, and babies.
How Kinesio Taping Works
Kinesio tape works by decompressing or compressing the fascia, connective tissue, and muscles to change how you receive pain. The tape applies pressure to pain receptors under the skin to create immediate long-term relief. Kinesio taping also enables the lymphatic fluid to move at ease. This is key because the lymphatic fluid is responsible for transporting white blood cells all over the body. Lymphatic fluid removes waste products, cellular debris, and bacteria from the body. This is an essential bodily process. Kinesio taping allows the lymphatic fluid to facilitate without interruption.
Who Uses Kinesio Taping?
Kinesio tape is used by both non-athletic people as well as high-profile athletes. This method is also used by:
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Certified athletic trainers
- Manual therapists
Kinesio Taping Benefits
Kinesio taping can decrease inflammation, reduce pain, enhance performance, teach muscles to regain function, manage scars, and enable a more effective flow of lymphatic fluid. Kinesio taping can also treat and manage a variety of conditions, including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, shin splints, knee pain, Achilles tendon pain, patellofemoral stress syndrome, IT band friction syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and muscle pain, soreness, or swelling. This taping technique works well with other rehabilitation methods, such as chiropractic care and physical therapy.
Enhance Your Health and Well-Being Today!
Our chiropractor and physical therapist at Oxford Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia recommend using Kinesio taping to facilitate your recovery process and to enhance your health and well-being. Not only is this type of method is safe and effective, but it also goes in conjunction with other non-invasive therapies, such as chiropractic care. Call our rehabilitation center at 215-725-2000 to schedule an appointment.