Whether you're a professional athlete or just someone who has aches and pains, you can benefit from Kinesio Taping. We use the treatment to help people of all physical activity levels to relieve pain. At Bomberg Chiropractic we assess all aspects of your chiropractic needs and if applicable we will provide you with Kinesio taping. Read below to learn more about the benefits!
Definition of Kinesio Taping
Kinesio taping was first developed in 1979 by Dr. Kenzo Kase. Kinesio taping consists of our chiropractor strategically placing elastic tape on a specific area. In some cases, our chiropractor will layer the tape. This particular rehabilitation taping technique is intended to support the body's natural body to heal. It's designed to provide stability to the joints and muscles where it's placed. The tape still allows you to move the area comfortably. Because the tape is latex free, most people respond well to the treatment and don't have any reaction from it. It's even possible you'll be able to wear the tape for days at a time. It's safe for people of all ages ranging from pediatric to geriatric patients.
Benefits of Kinesio Taping
Kinesio taping benefits your neurological, orthopedic, and neuromuscular systems. The tape targets the receptors within the somatosensory system, which is part of your sensory nervous system. By applying pressure to the injured area, the tape reduces your pain. Additionally, it promotes lymphatic drainage, which has the potential to relieve inflammation. The tape affects your fascia, tendons, ligaments, joints, and muscles. We may apply the tape in a variety of ways, so we can find a way that's best for your condition. The tape will help to re-educate your neuromuscular system. Our chiropractor may use it to optimize your athletic performance or physical activity level. By applying the tape, our chiropractor is promoting optimal blood circulation. We use the treatment to promote healing. Ultimately, the treatment assists your body in returning to homeostasis.
We might use the Kinesio taping alone or with other treatments. This is especially the case if our chiropractic decides we should treat the underlying cause of your problem. We use it to treat muscle injuries. Additionally, we might also use it if you have plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, patellar tracking disorder or tendinitis.
Qualifying for the Tape
We don't recommend all of our patients receive Kinesio taping. We start the process with an evaluation. We determine any underlying conditions you may have. We may conduct a manual muscle test and a range of motion test. We'll assess your gait if we're going to apply the tape to your legs.
To discover if you Kinesio taping is what will help your body book an appointment with us at Bomberg Chiropractic today by visiting us online or giving us a call at 763-450-1755. We look forward to seeing you!