If you’re reading this article right now, you may or may not be familiar with kinesio-taping and the benefits associated. This new, innovative procedure can be used for just about anyone including high level athletes, office workers, and those that have more manual labor type jobs.
What does it do?
Kinesio-tape is usually applied over muscles to decrease pain, help with inflammation, relax overused muscles, and support muscles in movement all day long. The great thing is taping is non-restrictive and allows for full range of motion.
On the other hand, more conventional sports tape is wrapped around a joint moreso for stabilization and support during athletic activities.
You can use Kinesio-tape is used to help back problems, foot issues and everything in between. A few examples include sports injury rehab, lower back strain, and knee conditions.
The Benefits of Kinesio-Tape
Kinesio-tape is composed of high grade cotton so it’s comfortable and breathable. The 140% elasticity mimics the flexibility of human tissue like muscles and skin. The adhesive on the tape is heat-activated, light, mild and hypo-allergenic, causing less skin sensitivity than other tapes.
Kinesio-tape does not contain latex and the state-of-the-art wave design keeps it air-permeable as it gets rid of moisture. It’s also very durable and comfortable enough to be left on for days.
When using this therapy with chiropractic and rehabilitation, patients typically note greater periods of relief from pain and irritability. Since this cutting-edge procedure is fairly new, only the most researched doctors are implementing it in their offices.
Here at Concept Chiropractic and Rehab, Dr. Shirine Hegazi has been trained in successfully managing auto-accidents and sports injuries with kinesio-taping. Come-in today for a consultation and see if this treatment is right for you.