The Kinesio Taping® Method
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process. Specialized athletic tape is administered in the clinical setting which provides support and stability to muscles and joints. Kinesio tape is applied so that it does not restrict the body’s range of motion. The effects of manual therapy administered during the application are prolonged which provide extended benefits to soft tissue.
Is Kinesio Tape safe?
Kinesio Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric because it is latex free. This means it an individual can wear it for days at a time with no adverse effects. This in turn makes Kinesio Tape a useful tool in treating a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.
The Kinesio Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique offering support and rehabilitation. It does this by targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system. Microscoptically lifting the skin alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.