Dr. Kenzo Kase developed the Kinesio Taping (KT) Method to enhance the body’s innate healing process. Kinesio Taping is a therapeutic taping technique that helps support the individual and rehabilitate the affected area. Kinesio Tape has 140% elasticity, which allows it to be non-restrictive so that muscles can achieve full range of motion comfortably.
Over the past few years, Kinesio Taping has gained momentum in treating various strains/sprains and joint injuries in professional sports and world events such as the Olympics.
Specifically, KT method uses a patented tape that supports and stabilizes joints and muscles, allowing the body to move without restriction, and enhancing circulation to the affected area. In contrast, traditional sports medicine taping stabilizes the joint into a rigid position and inhibits circulation of body fluids.
Kinesio Taping is utilized to do the following:
- Reduce pain and swelling
- Improve circulation
- Optimize healing of the muscles/joints
- Prevent further injury
- Re-educate neurological and muscular pathways and firing patterns
- Enhance performance
Some examples of conditions/injuries that are successfully treated with KT tape are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Low back pain/strains
- Knee/shoulder/hip/ankle strains/sprains
- TMJ syndrome
- Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
- Inflammation and edema
- Plantar fasciitis
Kinesio Taping is offered at our clinic by Dr. Shamira Rahim, DC and Dr. Christine White, DC.