At Urban Chiropractic, kinesiology plays a significant role in the treatment we provide. We incorporate Kinesio Taping into our therapeutic protocols. This specialized taping method has been a revelation in addressing musculoskeletal issues, offering considerable benefits in pain reduction, muscle function improvement, and overall patient recovery.
Firstly, it’s important to understand what Kinesio Taping is. Invented by Dr. Kenzo Kase in the 1970s, Kinesio Tape is a type of thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Its unique design properties allow it to mimic the elasticity of human skin, providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.
At Urban Chiropractic, we are not just trained to apply Kinesio Tape, we are experts in human anatomy, muscle function, and biomechanics. We utilize this knowledge to apply the tape in specific patterns and directions that are determined by the patient’s injury or the physical condition being addressed. This specialized application can help facilitate the body’s natural healing process by increasing blood flow and lymphatic drainage.
At Urban Chiropractic, we often use Kinesio Tape for injury rehabilitation. When applied over inflamed or swollen areas, the tape gently lifts the skin, creating a small space between the skin and the underlying tissues. This space allows for increased circulation, which reduces swelling, accelerates healing, and helps alleviate pain.
Kinesio Taping also plays a crucial role at Urban Chiropractic for treating chronic pain conditions. The tape provides ongoing sensory stimulation that helps to recalibrate the nervous system, thereby diminishing pain. It’s also used to correct posture and alignment issues by retraining muscles and joints to assume their proper positions.
Additionally, Kinesio Tape helps enhance athletic performance. The tape is used to provide additional support to muscles during activity, which can help prevent overuse and strain. It can also aid in recovery post-activity by reducing muscle fatigue and soreness.