Kinesiotaping is a therapeutic taping technique thatís prime objective is to promote healing by subtly lifting the skin and increasing lymphatic flow as well as stimulating nerve receptors in the skin. The desired effect of kinesiotaping is reduced pain and inflammation and increased circulation and healing. In addition, there is a degree of support and stability to the muscles and joints in the area of the taping.
Before treatment is applied, a patient needs to undergo a thorough biomechanical evaluation to determine the proper treatment areas. Many times the tape will be applied after the joints have been cleared of any restrictions and the associated muscles have been worked to remove any fascia adhesions. The tape used is a latex free, stretchy material that should adhere for several days after its application. It is very safe and effective for many chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions.
To many peopleís surprise, kinesiotape is not applied with a great deal of tension. In fact, the tape is normally applied in its natural or resting position. However the area being treated is normally placed in an elongated position as the tape is applied.
There are now many precut patterns of kinesiotape that are specifically designed for certain anatomical areas of the body. For instance, if a volleyball player was experiencing pain in their serving shoulder, the shoulder could be taped with a precut pattern that provided support over the tendons, ligaments and joints that are most susceptible to stress and injury in that shoulder.
The chiropractic doctors at Frisco Spinal Rehab are well trained in the application of physical medicine treatments. If you have an interest in finding out more about kinesiotaping, please contact our office today and schedule your appointment.