Inside Kinesio Tape
Advantages of Kinesio Tape in combination with
1. Pain Relief
reduced pressure on pain receptors under the skin can provide relief
of either acute or chronic pain. This is especially effective for pain
from a hot injury, where the intensity of the pain is out of
proportion to the severity of the injury.
2. Reduced Swelling and
Inflammation reduced pressure on the lymphatic
drainage channels allows better removal of fluids and other materials
that collect in an injured area. This applies not only to sports
injuries, but to other inflammatory conditions, including lymphodema
(severe swelling of the extremities.)
3. Prevents and/or Relieves
Spasms and Cramping the same features that reduce
inflammation can help prevent or relieve spasms and cramps in overused
or injured muscles.
4. Speedier Recovery of Overused
Muscles fatigued, overused muscles contain
byproducts of exercise (such as lactic acid) that contribute to pain and
stiffness and limit the ability to continue exercising. When kinesiology
tape is used over these areas, enhanced removal of these byproducts
allows for more rapid recovery. This could translate into improved
performance in an endurance event or more complete recovery between
repetitive, high intensity events.
5. Provides Support without
of Motion the unique elastic properties of
kinesiology tape allow it to provide support to an injured muscle or
joint without restricting range of motion .
6. Allows Athletes to Remain
Active while Injured this is one of the most
important benefits of kinesiology tape for competitive athletes. Applied
properly, kinesiology tape can prevent either overstretching or
over-contraction of injured muscles. Except in the case of severe
injuries, this can allow athletes to continue training and/or competing
as their injuries heal.
7. Enhances Strength and Muscle
Tone in Weak or Poorly-Toned Muscles certain
neurological or muscular disorders can make muscles so weak that it is
almost impossible to do the exercises that are critical to improve daily
functioning. Kinesiology tape not only provides support to these
muscles, but it can also improve muscle activation, allowing therapeutic
exercises to be carried out more effectively. One of the major uses in
this category is with infants and young children with hypotonia, poor
muscle tone that limits their ability to learn to sit up, crawl, etc.
of Corrective Techniques that we use: