What is Kinesio Tape?

When most people think about taping for injuries, they think about using traditional sports tape that is wrapped around a joint for stabilization and support. There’s a new tape in town, however, and it’s growing in popularity. Kinesio Tape is non-restrictive, which allows for full range of motion while supporting muscles in movement.

What it treats
Kinesio Tex Tape is used to treat anything from headaches to foot and ankle problems and everything in between. Patients who have benefited from Kinesio Tex Tape had symptoms including rehabilitation from sports injuries, carpal tunnel, back pain, and knee and shoulder conditions. Patients also find Kineso Tape helpful when addressing circulatory and lymphatic conditions, including post-op swelling and bruising.

How it works
Kinesio Tape lifts the skin causing convolutions (an involuntary series of contractions of the voluntary muscles), which is a result of the elastic recoil of the tape. This increases interstitial lymphatic fluid flow and enhances fluid exchange between tissue layers, which aides in reducing edema and pain.

Safe for skin
Kinesio Tape is composed of 100% cotton and elastic fibers so it is comfortable and allows the skin to breath. The elastic properties allow the tape to be stretched and mimic the flexibility of human skin. The tape is latex-free and designed to be air-permeable to channel moisture away from the skin.

If you have any questions on Kinesio Taping and how it can help you, contact us today and one of our therapists would be happy to assist you. It can be conveniently purchased at our online store by clicking here.

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