The kinesio taping method is a definitive rehabilitative taping method that is designed to facilitate the bodys natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the bodys range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered with the clinical setting. Latex – free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio taping is safe for all age groups from paediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopaedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio taping method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering the client the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well by targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio taping alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin, this lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
The tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, optimize performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to homeostasis.
Kinesio tape is applied to the client based upon their needs after evaluation.
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