WHAT IS KINESIO TAPING?
Kinesio Taping® is based on the science of Kinesiology and was invented by a Japanese chiropractor named Kenso Kase. The taping method and special Kinesio tape allow the body and muscles to move while assisting rehabilitation.
The pictures you see below are custom applications. While people are constantly asking me to teach them to tape themselves, this is not really ideal, difficult to do well, and best coached at least initially by a physician. This work is really an art form and even looks great when done with form and symmetry.
The Kinesio Taping® method involves applying a specialized tape from origin-to- insertion, or insertion-to-origin over muscles to decrease pain and inflammation, reduce muscle fatigue and support muscles in movement 24 hours a day. This non-restrictive type of taping allows full range of motion. Taping is a beneficial as a healing extension of existing therapy, or in some cases, alone.
KINESIO TEX® TAPE is Latex free and non-medicated. It is very skin friendly and irritation is rare; although you should still look for signs of irritation.
KINESIO TEX® TAPE will allow for Chiropractic manipulation/adjusting with the tape in place. It will also allow the application of certain topicals directly through the tape while in place, if desired.
We also have proved Spider Tech methodologies and pre-cut templates for common applications. Give us a call and we can discuss it with you, or request an appointment for your first application or a treatment plan to get you started.
Did you see 2008 Beijing Olympics US Beach Volleyball Star Carrie Walsh “Going for the Gold” ? Here she is, with her TAPE!
Isn’t that great? Would I steer you wrong? We always use the highest quality products and we avoid imitations by off-brands. Kinesio-taping requires an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology and should only be applied by an experienced provider. Have high standards! Check your credentials! Accept no imitations, from me or anybody else!.