Kinesio taping, or K tape, is designed to support and stabilize muscles and joints. It is utilized by attaching one end of the tape from one origin point of the muscle to the next origin point. By doing this we can stabilize that specific area without restricting mobility. The reason why we use this specific tape is that it has a similar texture and elasticity as healthy human muscle. When used in conjunction with our other services we can see more long-term results especially with posture.
History of Kinesio Taping
Dr. Kenzo Kase began research into Kinesio Taping in the mid-1970s, looking for a better way to relieve pain and assist the body in healing naturally. Dr. Kase comes from an Acupuncture & Chiropractic background in Japan. K Tape truly took off first in the US in 2008 when our gold medalist in the Olympics for Volleyball had Kinesio tape all over her shoulder from there it has exploded into all areas of sports.
Benefits of K Tape
Decrease pain by applying pressure to the area
Decrease inflammation by removing congestion of the lymphatic system which in turn increases circulation of oxygenated blood
Muscle support of appropriate alignment, which aids with posture
Athletic performance on both the prevention side for the stability of the muscle and overall performance
Forward Head Posture
Trigger Point Therapy
Joint Injection Therapy
Low Back Pain