What is Kinesio Taping, and How Does it Work?

The Kinesio Taping Method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to promote the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting your range of motion. It also provides extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy when administered in a clinical setting. Kinesio Tape is a latex-free, safe for large numbers of people, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological, and other medical conditions.

First developed in 1979 by Dr. Kenzo Kase a Chiropractor from Japan, he realized that manual therapy, such as physical therapy, was extremely effective for treatment of different ailments. However, the results were often temporary, and he wanted something for his clients to use between appointments for lasting results.

By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio Taping eases pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This forms complexity in the skin, thus increasing the space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas, while supporting the surrounding muscles and joints.

Kinesio Taping is used to:
• Reduce pain and swelling
• Optimize performance
• Prevent Injury
• Promote improved circulation and healing

All practitioners who practice Kinesio Taping must be certified in how to properly apply its techniques. At PROCare Physical Therapy, our therapists are trained and certified in Kinesio Taping.

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Give us a call at 414.727.3345 or 414.858.1361 to schedule an appointment

References:  – Kinesio Tape, What is it, and What is the Hype?

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