K Taping / Athletic Taping
Kinesio Taping (also known as K-Taping or Athletic Taping) is a very useful supplemental form of therapy. K Taping is complimentary to ongoing rehabilitation as it can help speed up the patient’s rate of recovery, reduce pain, and provide support.
Kinesio Taping Therapy has been adopted by physiotherapists, athletes and other sports related professionals around the world. HealthX provides professional K-Taping services to patients for a variety of ailments and areas of recovery.
Popular K-Taping Services:
- Kinesio Tape Knee Services
- Kinesio Tape Shoulder Services
- Kinesio Tape Ankles Services
- Kinesio Tape Shin Splints Services
- Kinesio Tape Elbows Services
- Kinesio Tape Achillies Services
- Kinesio Tape Back Services
Who benefits from K-Taping?
People with muscle, joint, ligament, and nerve problems can greatly benefit from kinesio taping. This includes people with:
- Sprained Ankles
- Shin Splints
- Tennis Elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Muscle Swelling
- Muscle Fatigue
- Delayed onset muscle soreness
- And many more
What are the benefits from K-Taping?
K-Taping has many benefits:
EFFECTIVE PAIN REDUCTION/MANAGEMENT
Kinesio tape unloads the injured soft tissue decreasing stimulation of pain receptors directly underneath the skin and reducing acute pain. The lifting action of the tape also decreases stimulation to nerve fibres which effectively helps alleviate acute or chronic pain.
ALLEVIATE SPASMS AND CRAMPS
Athletic tape improves blood circulation in the applied area. This will allow more oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to the muscles reducing cramps and spasms.
BETTER LYMPHATIC CIRCULATION
K-tape helps swelling by relieving pressure on lymphatic drainage channels. It will allow fluids collected under the injured areas to flow more freely, which will help reduce swelling, inflammation, and bruising.
INJURY PREVENTION AND SUPPORT
Kinesiology tape’s elasticity provides support for damaged muscles and joints by ensuring a safe range of motion.
How does K-Taping work?
Generally, kinesio taping works in two different ways:
Pain is reduced when the K-tape is applied to the skin by stimulating the skin receptors and unloading the injured soft tissue. In addition, nerves, ligaments, muscles and joints are directly impacted.
The elasticity of the tape can also help raise the skin off the injured are to reduce swelling and promote blood circulation to stimulate healing and recovery. In addition, the elasticity can assist weakened muscles and reduce spasm in over active muscles promoting improved biomechanics and posture.
Get in touch with HealthX Physical Therapy to receive professional Kinesio Taping services.
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