If you watched any athletic event recently you may notice a colored athletic tape all over some of the athletes legs arms and backs. Athletes that you see are wearing kinesiotape. Usually the most common sports like gymnastics, diving, beach volleyball and track it’s easy to spot kinesiotape. It’s not a fashion statement. Kinesiotaping. is a form of therapeutic aid that has it’s roots in aiding the disabled and neurologically impaired. It was developed more than 25 years ago by a Japanese chiropractor and only came to the States about a decade ago.
Dr Bingham is certified in the use of kinesiotape and uses it in his office to help patients that are involved in sports injuries, auto accidents and many other injuries. Dr Bingham has seen his fantastic results with this kind of tape. He feels that his patients are able to heal faster and get back to their normal routine with the combination of kinesiotape and chiropractic care. Unlike more rigid braces, kinesiotaping does not limit range of motion. Also unlike traditional tape jobs, it isn’t comprehensive or constrictive. These two things are known to limit circulation and lymph flow and consequently impair function both acutely and long term (if healing is impaired).
Kinesiotaping can be used on major muscle groups and smaller joints alike to treat such issues as carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and rotator cuff injuries.