Understanding Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique. This technique is designed in a way to facilitate the body’s healing process on muscles or joints. The method is unique as it does not restrict the body’s range of motion. It also provides prolonged soft tissue manipulation to extend the benefits of manual therapy.

Physical therapists at Summit Physical Therapy describe Kinesio taping method as a therapeutic taping technique that does not only offer the patient with support, but also rehabilitating the affected region.

Benefits of Kinesio Taping

Any physical therapist in Weirton, WV would want to use the latest technology to help their patients. However, they would wish to understand the benefits before using the technique. Here are some of the benefits of using the Kinesio taping:

  • As stated, it offers pain relief via structural support for weak and injured body parts. The tape is elastic and flexible allowing you to move your body parts. The support is provided without the tape slipping.
  • It gives you muscle support by strengthening it through tactile feedback through the skin, for example, proprioception Therefore, the patient can enhance performance when situated on the anti-gravity treadmill.
  • The elasticity from the tape helps reduce inflammation (swelling) thus reducing pain.

Summit Physical Therapy also uses Kinesio taping to help its patients recover mobility.

Contact or visit Summit Physical Therapy to ask more questions about the two methods of physiotherapy.

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