Kinesiology is a treatment method designed to assist the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to the muscles, joints, and tendons. One of the most popular methods used in kinesiology is taping.
When your muscles become overstressed, they are often imbalanced and can pull on your joints, which may cause pain. Taping helps support and maintain the balance between the muscles and connecting tissues.
What Is Kinesiology Tape?
Kinesiology tape is a special type of tape designed to mimic the thickness, weight, and elasticity of the skin. The tape’s elasticity provides the right amount of support without overly restricting movement. Kinesiology tape is made of cotton and has an acrylic adhesive that is hypoallergenic and breathable. The tape may be worn for several days at a time and is sweat and water-resistant.
How Kinesiology Tape Works
Alliance Orthopedics specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation through the many different services and modalities that we offer. One of which is kinesiology taping. We use kinesiology taping to help our patients relieve pain, improve their performance and get better faster.
Kinesiology tape allows your blood and lymphatic fluid to circulate more freely around the muscles, joints, and tendons. This helps reduce inflammation in the area. In addition, kinesiology tape stabilizes the joints and muscles by applying light pressure to the surrounding tissues while allowing some range of motion.
The Benefits of Kinesiology Taping
Alliance Orthopedics believes in a comprehensive approach to healing. This means that we not only treat the symptoms but also find and correct the underlying cause of the problem. Kinesiology taping is one of the many tools we use to help our patients heal.
Kinesiology taping has many benefits, including:
Supporting muscles and joints
Improving athletic performance
This treatment method may be used for a wide variety of conditions, from back pain to carpal tunnel syndrome and shin splints. It may also be used as a sports medicine modality to prevent injuries and improve performance.