Kinesio Taping derives from the science of Kinesiology, thus the term “Kinesio.” This methodology strengthens and supports joints and muscles without distressing the circulatory system or impeding range of motion. The KT therapeutic technique is an integral component to chiropractic maintenance care and lends itself well to treating edema (swelling and inflammation) as well as pain management. Kinesio Tape is an effective widely held approach in numerous disciplines across the health care system.
Kinesio Taping augments the body’s natural healing process by stimulating both the neurological and circulatory systems. In addition to controlling and supporting body movement, our muscles regulate blood flow through the circulatory and lymphatic systems and normalize body temperature. As such, when our muscles do not function properly, a variety of unpleasant symptoms ensues.Since the optimal muscle function is essential, it follows then, to treat the muscles with the intention of stimulating the body’s natural healing process. The application of Kinesio Taping is a groundbreaking approach in treating nerves, muscles, joints, and internal organs.
Initially, the advocates of the Kinesio Taping Technique were primarily orthopedists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and other holistic health practitioners. Before long, the Japanese Olympic discovered the benefits of Kinesio Taping, and word quickly spread to other athletic divisions. Today, healthcare professionals worldwide employ the Kinesio Taping approach.
When applied by a trained, healthcare professional, KT can relieve muscle pain and reduce inflammation; ease strained and fatigued muscles, and optimize range of motion. This approach does not impede movement in any way.
Kinesio Taping is an effective treatment for the following:
Knee and Shoulder conditions
Athletic injury prevention