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  • What is Kinesiotape?

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    Kinesio Taping is used to provide support and stability to injured muscles/joints without affecting your range of motion. It is a non invasive technique that works whereby creating a stimulus on the skin to trigger tiny proprioceptive muscles to activate. When these muscle activate it increases stability around the joint and subconsciously creates a mental cue for your body to protect that area.

    Kinesio is commonly seen on professional athletes. It is a bright coloured elastic tape that was sene all over athletes during the Summer Olympics. It is very effective as an adjunct treatment for many different injuries.

    Kineso Tape is also applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement. It is widely used in many sports because the elasticity allows the muscle to move through full range of motion.Traditional sport taping, even though it creates stability, greatly restricts range of motion and function, This affects the person from functioning normally. It also restricts blood flow to the muscle and slows the healing process.

    As a chiropractor, I used it a lot during  Calgary marathon to treat Achille’s tendonitis, planter fasciiitis, bursitis, hip pain and low back pain. It can also be used for many other applications from headaches to feet and anything in between. Examples include: muscular facilitation or inhibition in pediatric patients, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxations, herniated disc), knee conditions, shoulder conditions, hamstring, groin injury, rotator cuff injury, whiplash, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, patella tracking, pre and post surgical edema, ankle sprains, athletic preventative injury method, and as a support method.

    Hamptons chirocare. Northwest Calgary Chiropractor.

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