Therapeutic taping features kinesio tape for practical application and use in physical therapy. The specialized color-coded latex-free tape is made from waterproof and breathable material. Our physical therapists use it to manage pain and inflammation while treating sports injuries, chronic pain, and musculoskeletal conditions.
Effective treatment can support natural recovery and rehabilitation.
Kinesio Taping is a popular therapeutic taping technique. It alleviates all types of pain and promotes healthy lymphatic drainage to prevent blood flow, swelling, and muscle strain. These physiological symptoms are often associated with musculoskeletal issues.
The therapeutic taping technique combines acupressure and pain management techniques with the benefits of physical therapy. You place it over the affected site (symptomatic areas) to reduce pain and promote healthy blood circulation by lifting/stretching the area slightly.
More importantly, the material we use is waterproof and breathable. That means it will not fall off or get worn-out during your strenuous exercise routine, swim sessions, or when you hit the shower.
Therapeutic taping can help treat:
- Low back pain
- Muscle strains
- Shin splints
- Sports injuries (especially for athletes that perform endurance activities like running, cycling, and swimming)
- Edema and acute swelling
Moreover, we provide kinesio tape for treatment of herniated/bulging discs and kinesio tape for low back pain, amongst other conditions. This specialized taping method works well for recovery, rehabilitation, and preventive treatments, depending on patients’ conditions. It also aids other modalities and treatment methods by providing consistent support to the target site. Acute injuries such as shin splints, ankle sprains, and contusions, are effectively treated using kinesio tape by applying the tape in a crisscross pattern to help promote lymphatic drainage from the affected region.
We conduct a detailed physical evaluation before considering therapeutic taping as a treatment. The initial appointment revolves around manual muscle testing and gait assessment. Additionally, our physical therapists test your range of motion by asking you to move the affected area. We also consider the effects of kinesio taping with other modalities and techniques.
These observations are compared with symptoms and medical history. This information enables our physical therapists to determine the precise location of the tape, direction, and how to align it with your regular movement patterns. Our personalized approach leads to desired results and effective rehabilitation.
Therapeutic taping requires specific training and skills for effective treatment. Our physical therapists are aware of the best application techniques for kinesio tape. They place the tape according to muscle movement in the affected area.
The direction and application of therapeutic taping facilitate the natural healing process and minimize pain. Other advantages include muscle stimulation, reduced inflammation, and movement support. Different cuts and tensions are utilized to address individual issues. For example, kinesio tape for cervical radiculopathy might be placed in another direction compared to kinesio tape for labral tears.
The right application leads to optimal joint support, improved muscle strength, and restoring range of motion.
Kinesio taping techniques can serve as an excellent prevention method against potential injuries and degenerative issues too. In turn, these benefits ensure that you return to routine activities without dealing with chronic pain or restrictive movements.
Want to get back on the field or free yourself from consistent pain? Call 201-773-8851 to learn more about the benefits of therapeutic taping or to schedule an appointment for a consultation.