Kinesiology Taping is greatly effective in therapy since it has the ability to relax overused and overextended muscles, as well as rehabilitating muscular injuries. It can also be used to reduce the inflammation or the swelling by not blocking or hindering circulation, hence reducing pain. By utilizing a number of corrective techniques, the health practitioner can promote correct muscle and joint function, as well as pain relief by targeting the pain and/or the source of the pain. Applications of the tape involve utilizing single “I” strips or modifications in the shape of an “X,” “Y” or other specialized shapes. A study of the effect of Kinesiology Taping on changes in the tone of the vastus medialis muscle during isometric contractions found an increase in muscle tone 24 hours after application.
Everyone (not just sports people) can benefit! Kinesiology tape is hypoallergenic, latex free and the adhesive compound is designed for sensitive skin. The tape works well on all ages from children to the elderly. Whether the injury is related to sport, work or poor posture Kinesiology Tape is an ideal treatment option to get you client back to exercise, training, sport and general day-to-day activities faster and more effectively.
Application of the tape comes with a full assessment of your posture and biomechanics to find the source of the problem, then applying the tape for instant effect and incorporating specific exercises for maximum rehabilitation results.
For further information about how Kinesio Taping can benefit you,
please contact Dr. Pisarek at (416) 633-3000.