Kinesiotaping is like having your therapist’s hands with you when you leave the office. Kinesiotaping provides stability while also allowing mobility. Kinesiotaping can be done to activate or make a muscle stronger, or it can be done to relax or inhibit a muscle in spasm. It can also be applied to reduce swelling and inflammation, promote lymphatic drainage and even rehabilitate scar tissue. The key is knowing which one to use, when and where. This is why you should always visit someone trained in kinesiotaping before trying it on yourself at home.
The Kinesiotape helps send a message to the brain, attempting to reconnect the brain to the body part that is injured. Similar to the wi-fi we use for computers and smart phones, when the wi-fi is down or disconnected, we scramble around trying to get things accomplished in a different way, and not always an efficient or healthy way. Along with chiropractic and massage, kinesiotape helps to restore that wi-fi connection, bringing communication from the brain to the body part back on-line, so there is efficiency and health generated in movement.
Areas of success treated with Kinesiotaping: shoulder, neck, elbows, wrists, C-section scars, mid-back pain, low-back pain, SI joint pain, Osgood-Schlatter, knee pain, ankle pain, bunions, TMJ, migraines, etc.