Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping 2017-10-20T21:50:33+00:00

Kinesio Taping

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.

What it does and makes it any different than regular athletic tape is that it has no medicinal properties, it’s tensile strength is significantly higher and it has higher elastic properties than traditional athletic tape. The one thing you may notice that’s different is the placement of the tape. Unlike traditional athletic tape jobs, kinesiotape is strategically placed to help assist in the joints action or treat a joint dysfunction. According to proponents, “it can be used to provide support, relieve pain, improve circulation, reduce inflammation, improve range of motion, relax or assist overstressed muscles, and correct dysfunctional muscle and joint actions.”  Kinesiotape also supports the muscle or muscle region by allowing movement while supporting the instability at the same time.

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.

 

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