We have all seen it. Athletes covered in bright stripes of blue or pink. This is not part of their regular uniform, but a taping application known as Kinesio-tape. Kinesio derives from Latin for moving, and this tape differs from a traditional approach to taping in that it allows the muscles and joints that it surrounds to move.
Kinesio-tape is used as a rehabilitation-focused taping technique that facilitates the body’s healing while stabilizing and supporting muscles and joints without restriction to the body’s range of motion. Kinesio-tape also extends the in-office soft tissue mobilization performed at HALO Clinic.
Known benefits of Kinesiotaping:
- Alleviates Pain
- Facilitates Lymph Drainage (Decreases Local Swelling)
Like any therapy. The benefits are based on proper evaluation and assessment of the clinical conditions. That is why at HALO Clinic we always start with a complimentary consultation. If we believe we can help you, we do a paid assessment. Kinesiotaping is one therapy we use to treat and support applicable health conditions successfully. Kinesio-tape can be applied in the rehabilitative and chronic phases of injury as well as for injury prevention.
We have treated and supported many conditions with Kinesio-taping at HALO clinic in Calgary. Some of those conditions where we have used Kinesio-taping as part of our treatment approach include the following:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Arm Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Ergonomic and Posture Problems
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Head Forward Posture
- Hip Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Muscle Spasm
- Repetitive Strain Injury
- Rotator Cuff
- Shin Splints
- Shoulder Pain
The Next time you see an athlete covered in tape enjoying their sport, know that you could be as well.
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