KINESIO TAPING 

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What is Kinesio Taping and How Does it Work?

An elastic tape designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process of damaged tissue by encouraging lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin, thus increasing interstitial space and allowing a decrease in inflammation, reducing pressure while enabling a more effective flow of lymphatic fluid in and out of the target area. 

 

Summary Of The Use for Kinesio Taping

 

  • Provides support for  your joints and weak or injured muscles without affecting the normal range of movement. This allows full participation in therapeutic exercises and/or sports training and minimising the risk of developing compensatory imbalances or injuries.

  • Activates muscles that have been weakened after injury or surgery, improving the quality of contractions and speeding up the recovery process.

  • Stabilises the area without restricting the movement like conventional athletic tape.

  • You can remain active during sports/activity.

  • Relaxes and can offload overused and overstrained muscles.

  • Increases blood flow to the injured area to speed up the healing process.

  • Helps reduce pain

  • Reduces swelling by removal of lymphatic fluid

  • Can enhance athletic performance and endurance

  • Helps correct postural imbalances and improves the range of motion

  • Inhibits muscles that are tight, tired or overused and allows them to relax