What is Kineseo Taping Method?

Kinesio Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique that offers patients the support they need to get through their daily activities, while helping to rehabilitate conditions and injuries. Kinesio tape is used to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles and support muscles in movement. It has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. Kinesio tape can reduce pressure to the tissue, which may help with discomfort or pain from overused muscles. Correct taping also supports muscles by preventing over-extension or over-contraction.

Is Kinesio tape just for athletes?

No. Kinesio taping may be used on populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric to treat virtually any clinical condition. Even people who drive long distances or sit at a desk all day, for example, stand to benefit from Kinesio taping. Kineseo tape is light weight, non-restrictive, and comfortable to wear. It can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to rework the neuromuscular system, enhance performance, prevent injury, promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to optimal functionality. Kineseo taping method is used by physical therapists to treat a variety of conditions and many common injuries.

Is Kinesio taping therapy right for me?

If you have an injury or condition that results in pain, swelling, loss of motion, or muscle spasm your physical therapist may recommend using kinesiology tape to help treat your problem. There are many different uses for kinesiology tape. Your physical therapist can assess your current situation and injury to decide on the best use of the tape. Some common uses of kinesiology tape include:

  • common sports injuries
  • performance enhancement
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • muscle spasms
  • neck / back pain
  • knee pain / conditions
  • shoulder instability
  • foot problems
  • IT band friction syndrome
  • swelling management
  • scar tissue management

Kinesio tape vs athletic tape - what's the difference?

Kinesio tape is not just a fancy form of athletic tape, there are many differences between the two. Athletic tape is used for support and to limit motion, and kinesiology tape is used to facilitate motion and inhibit pain and spasm. Kinesiology tape is a flexible material that moves when you move; athletic tape is relatively inflexible. Kinesiology tape helps to improve lymph transport and increase circulation. The tight binding nature of athletic tape serves to decrease circulation.

What does it feel like to wear Kinesio tape?

Kinesio tape is comfortable to wear and moves with your body. Most patients will feel more supported, have less pain, and better range of motion during their daily activities or athletic activities while wearing Kinesio tape. Additional features include:

  • latex-free/hypoallergenic
  • safe for sensitive skin
  • can be worn for 3-5 days
  • lightweight, non compression
  • water-resistant
  • non-restrictive

Kinesio Taping for Physical Therapy in Washington DC

At Release physical therapy, our clinicians are trained to determine which specific techniques will be most effective for individual patients and injuries. In some cases, Kinesio Taping will be used in conjunction with many other therapies to treat a condition. Consistent with Release Physical Therapy’s commitment to individualized care, patients are assessed through a series of orthopedic tests such as manual muscle testing, range of motion testing, and gait assessment to determine if Kinesio Taping therapy is appropriate. Set up an appointment to learn more.

Is Kinesio taping therapy right for me?

If you have an injury or condition that results in pain, swelling, loss of motion, or muscle spasm your physical therapist may recommend using kinesiology tape to help treat your problem. There are many different uses for kinesiology tape. Your physical therapist can assess your current situation and injury to decide on the best use of the tape. Some common uses of kinesiology tape include:

  • common sports injuries
  • performance enhancement
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • muscle spasms

  • neck / back pain
  • knee pain / conditions
  • shoulder instability
  • scar tissue management

  • foot problems
  • IT band friction syndrome
  • swelling management
  • and more...

Kinesio tape vs athletic tape - what's the difference?

Kinesio tape is not just a fancy form of athletic tape, there are many differences between the two. Athletic tape is used for support and to limit motion, and kinesiology tape is used to facilitate motion and inhibit pain and spasm. Kinesiology tape is a flexible material that moves when you move; athletic tape is relatively inflexible. Kinesiology tape helps to improve lymph transport and increase circulation. The tight binding nature of athletic tape serves to decrease circulation.

What does it feel like to wear Kinesio tape?

Kinesio tape is comfortable to wear and moves with your body. Most patients will feel more supported, have less pain, and better range of motion during their daily activities or athletic activities while wearing Kinesio tape. Additional features include:

  • latex-free/hypoallergenic
  • safe for sensitive skin

  • can be worn for 3-5 days
  • lightweight, non compression

  • water-resistant
  • non-restrictive

Kinesio Taping for Physical Therapy in Washington DC

At Release physical therapy, our clinicians are trained to determine which specific techniques will be most effective for individual patients and injuries. In some cases, Kinesio Taping will be used in conjunction with many other therapies to treat a condition. Consistent with Release Physical Therapy’s commitment to individualized care, patients are assessed through a series of orthopedic tests such as manual muscle testing, range of motion testing, and gait assessment to determine if Kinesio Taping therapy is appropriate. Set up an appointment to learn more.

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