What is Kinesiotaping?
Kinesiotaping is a taping method designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints.
While the classic taping method restricts the body’s range of motion, the Kinesiotaping method works without limiting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological, and medical conditions.
Clinicians of Evergreen Rehab & Wellness are professionally trained to apply the kinesiotaping method for various conditions.
How does a Kinesiology Tape Work?
When there is an injury, you can see a build-up of blood and other fluids, which inflammation and swelling. And, when there is too much inflammation, the excess cannot be removed by the lymphatic system. The lymphatic vessels are squeezed to impede or prevent oxygen and nutrients from the healing tissues if this happens.
With the elastic KT tape, it can help to lift the skin softly from the tissues below. This act of gentle skin lifting provides space for improved blood and lymphatic flow. And, it eventually leads to a reduction of pressure and swelling. In addition, as the nutrients and oxygen can adequately reach the injured tissues, it can facilitate natural healing ability.
In addition, it can help to support injured muscles or joints without limiting their entire range of motion. It also contributes to a speedier recovery of the muscle, reduces cramps or spasms, prevents muscle or joints from overstretching, and improves muscle toning and strength.
The therapeutic kinesiology (KT) tape promotes and alleviates muscular, joint, or ligament discomfort. Swelling is reduced, mobility is increased, and recuperation improves.
What are the Benefits of Kinesiotaping?
Therapeutic Effects may include:
- Re-educate the neuromuscular system. It can help retrain the muscles that have lost function due to repetitive use, injuries, or unhealthy.
- Reduce pain. As it aids proper blood and lymphatic flow, it can help to reduce swelling and pain.
- Optimize performance and prevent injury. Some athletes use kinesiotaping to assist them in optimizing their performance and preventing injuries.
- Promote improved circulation and healing with the gentle lifting of the skin. It can help to create a space between the skin and tissues. If this occurs, it can help to improve blood and lymphatic flow. As mentioned earlier, it can help deliver oxygen and nutrients to the affected areas, aiding the body’s natural healing ability.
How can a Kinesio Tape Reduce Pain?
By applying the Kinesiology tape, it can microscopically lift the skin over tight and knotted muscles. Once the region is decompressed, the pain receptor sends a new signal, and tension in the trigger is reduced.
When is Kinesiotaping Used?
Therapeutic kinesiology (KT) Tape helps and lightens muscle, joint, and ligament discomfort. It can reduce swelling, increase mobility, and recovery improves.
It is vital to prevent or treat frequent injuries to muscle and joints, including sprains, muscular strains, subluxations, and tendonitis. Also, it can aid as support during pre and post-exercise before getting pain relief.
Is Kinesiotaping Ideal for Your Condition?