What does Kinesio taping® mean?
The Kinesio Taping® is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio® Taping 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.
Based upon years of clinical use, Kinesio® Taping is specifically applied to the client based upon their needs after an evaluation. The findings of the clinical evaluation or assessment dictate the specifics of the Kinesio® Tape application and other possible treatments or modalities.
An evaluation and assessment are key in the treatment of any clinical condition. In order to get the desired results from a Kinesio® Tape application as well as any other treatment, a full assessment of the client is necessary. In some cases, the treatment of a condition may require treatment of other underlying conditions as well. This assessment includes manual muscle testing, range of motion testing, gait assessment, and any other orthopedic special tests that are deemed necessary. The information gained from these assessments will allow for the proper treatment protocol to be selected. Kinesio® Tape can be a valuable addition to this protocol. It has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and modalities and is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases of an injury as well as being used for preventative measures. Free Consult at Bradenton, FL center or call us on (941) 752-0758.
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