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Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Tape and Physical Therapy

Kinesio Taping is a special taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process. It also provides support and therapeutic pressure to the muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. 


Using tape to wrap injured areas is not a new concept. Traditional bandages have long been used to provide support after injury. However, Kinesio Tape is the first of its kind. This latex-free, colorful muscle tape is the result of state-of-the art medical technology, it is specialized to react to body heat, allowing it to stay firm and in place all day. It is used successfully to treat a wide variety of orthopedic, neurological, neuromuscular, and other medical conditions. 


Kinesio Taping is used frequently in physical therapy to treat a variety of conditions such as back strains, neck aches, shoulder injuries, knee pain, and sports injuries. Athletes are particularly drawn to Kinesio Tape because of its long- lasting, moisture wicking components. Kinesio Tape can also be used during pregnancy to alleviate some of the additional pressure on the body.


The goal of Kinesio Tape is to enhance blood circulation at targeted areas, helping to reduce pain and improve recovery.  It works off the science of kinesiology, which is a fundamental part of physical therapy. For the tape to work efficiently, it must be applied in specific ways.  Physical therapists can apply the tape in a way that is designed to follow your muscle movements as you move throughout your day. They are trained in the best ways to tape different parts of the body. Attempting to apply the tape yourself without any guidance could result in further discomfort. It is important to receive help from a physical therapist when first applying Kinesio Tape.


If you would like to find out more about Kinesio Tape and other physical therapy treatments, reach out to our team here at Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy. Our therapist will evaluate you and develop a custom treatment plan to help you get back your feet. Give us a call today!

 

Reddy Care Great Neck (Great Neck Physical Therapy): 516-829-0030
Reddy Care Farmingdale (Farmingdale Physical Therapy): 516-420-2900
In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy (Home Care): 516-829-0030
 
 
sources 
https://kinesiotaping.com/about/what-is-the-kinesio-taping-method/ 
https://www.reddycare.net/contents/how-we-treat/kinesio-taping 
 
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