Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology tape that can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions.
Kinesiology tape is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows kinesio tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of your movement.
Kinesiology tape is an that is used for treating athletic injuries and a variety of physical disorders. For the first decade after its introduction practitioners in Japan were the main users of the therapeutic kinesiology tape. By 1988 the tape had been adopted by Japanese Olympic and professional athletes before spreading across the world.
You would have noticed that more an more professional athletes use kinesiology taping improve their sporting performance, prevent injury and allow them to return to sport quicker.
So now to the exciting stuff… We are now offering this service at our office! Dr. Ashley has extensive knowledge in the use of kinesiology taping and how it, in conjunction with your regular chiropractic care, can aid in better health and wellness. This tape was originally made for athletes, however, it is used for anyone and everyone, including pregnant women. Take a look at just a few of the benefits below:
Turns down the volume on pain
More specifically, it runs interference on pain. Ever whack your shin and rub it, and suddenly you realize you feel better? Kinesiology taping interferes with pain signals directed to the brain; when properly applied it changes how your body interprets pain, turning down the ‘volume’ your body hears.
Decompresses an area of swelling and inflammation
Kinesiology tape has a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between its many layers. This allows the by-products created by inflammation to be removed more quickly.
It normalizes muscle tone
When someone is injured, fatigued, or inflamed, the symphony of muscle action that normally takes place with great accuracy often falls out of tune. Kinesiology tape helps bring dormant muscles back to life and helps calm down overactive muscles. It helps your body coordinate movement as if it weren’t hurt, hence allowing it to heal properly.
To learn more about how kinesiology taping can help you, ask Dr. Ashley or Dr. Angie! For those wanting to try kinesiology taping, we are offering 50% off of your first taping service.