Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping Services Plymouth, MN

close up shot of a Kinesio Taping application.

If you’ve recently watched a sporting event, chances are you’ve noticed some athletes using Kinesio tape. This specialized tape has been used for decades to promote healing and support athletic performance. The technique used to apply the tape is designed to promote healing while giving your muscles and joints additional support and stability.

When done correctly, Kinesio taping can help alleviate pain and discomfort without restricting your range of motion. If you want to learn more about Kinesio taping and how it might benefit you, contact Dr. Bomberg’s office today!

What Is Kinesio Taping?

Kinesio taping is a therapeutic technique that involves applying a specialized tape to help treat injury, promote recovery, and manage pain. Kinesiology tape is a thin, elastic material with an acrylic adhesive backing. The tape can be strategically applied to relieve an assortment of physical concerns.

Developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase, Kinesiology tape quickly became popular with Olympic and other professional athletes. Its use has become increasingly widespread among athletes to recover from injury, improve their performance, and even prevent new injuries.

Beyond its popularity with athletes, Kinesio taping offers plenty of benefits that make it appealing to many of our patients. Read our reviews for yourself, and schedule your appointment today!

Benefits of the Kinesio Taping Method

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from Kinesio taping. This method offers safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions – a simple material that offers a large number of benefits.

However, while the material itself may be simple, the methods used to apply it correctly are not. For this reason, it is incredibly important to have Kinesio tape applied by someone specifically trained to use it. A trained practitioner will have the knowledge and skill to apply Kinesio tape with the correct placement and tension.

Comfortable, Non-Restrictive Support

Kinesio tape is designed to be similar to human skin, which means it can be worn comfortably and will not restrict your movement or feel constricting. The breathable material and gentle adhesive allow you to enjoy lasting treatment without discomfort or skin irritation.

Reduces Swelling

The elastic properties of Kinesio tape help gently lift your skin, promoting drainage and relieving swelling or bruising more quickly. Kinesio taping can help speed up recovery following injury or a vigorous workout.

Supports Muscles

Beyond reducing swelling, Kinesio tape can also support your muscles to promote comfort and stability without limiting your range of motion.

Improves Alignment

Kinesio tape can bring the body back into alignment. With correct alignment, you will notice a decrease in pain and faster recovery.

Encourages Better Recovery

Whether you’ve experienced an injury or simply feel exhausted after an event or workout, Kinesio tape can help speed up your recovery. Manual adjustments, followed by Kinesio tape, can help realign and stabilize the affected area.

The lasting stability provided by Kinesio tape helps your body rebuild and recover by relieving pressure on injured or affected areas.

Prevents Injury

The stability offered by Kinesio tape allows for faster recovery, but it can also be a great way to avoid injuries. By improving strength and alignment, Kinesio tape can be used to prevent injury from occurring during sports or other activities.

Helps Manage Pain

If you are experiencing chronic or acute pain, a combination of manual adjustments and Kinesio taping can offer much-needed relief. Strategically placed Kinesio tape can reduce any pain or discomfort you are experiencing and also help relieve swelling or bruising.

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