Kinesiology Taping

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Kinesiology taping is an therapeutic option in Olmito and Port Isabel if you’re dealing with a condition that is affecting your range of motion. Kinesiotaping consists of placing strips of specialized tape on your body in precise places to help your aid joints, muscles, and tendons function better.

Not only can it promote proper muscle movement, it can also support joints and muscles from making incorrect movements. Kinesiotaping can also lessen pain, swelling, and muscles spams.

Kinesiology tape originates largely from the founder of the KinesioTape brand, Dr. Kenso Kase, who developed many of the popular techniques used in taping today.

What is Kinesiology Tape for?

While kinesiology tape looks very similar to athletic tape, there are some notable differences.

For example, while athletic tape is primarily used in cases of pre-existing pain, kinesiology tape can be used proactively to aid in movement and as a preventative measure again discomfort and spasms. Kinesiology tape is also relatively more flexible which helps in improving cardiovascular circulation while athletic tapes tends to be more restrictive.

How Physical Therapists Apply Kinesiology Tape

While there are a wide range of ways one can apply kinesiology tape, and a physical therapist is often the best person to see when trying it out for the first time, our team has outlined a few of the more popular taping methods below:

An “I” shape: This kinesiology tape shape is often used to support muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Popular regions where it is placed include the rotator cuff, gluteus muscles, quadriceps, or Achilles' tendon

The "X" shape:  This kinesiology tape shape is often used to cover a large area or across multiple joints. Popular regions where it is placed include the hamstrings

The "Y" shape:  This kinesiology tape shape is often used for sensitive areas of your body such as behind your knee. 

The "fan" shape: This kinesiology tape shape is often used to control swelling of your leg or arm.

The "lift" shape: This kinesiology tape shape is often used to support injured muscle tissue.

A trained physical therapist who has experience using kinesiotape can be an excellent guide in assessing you physical state, determining if you might benefit from kinesiotape, and then cut and properly place the kinesiotape for maximum benefit.

Kinesiology Taping Near Me

If you are interested in seeing if you might see benefits from kinesiotaping, we highly recommend you consider scheduling a consultation with our team. Our highly-trained physical therapists have experience in applying kinesiotape, both for athletic purposes, as well as for day-to-day activities. Contact us today if you have any questions about whether kinesiotape should be added as a part of your wellness routine.

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