Legacy Clinic of Chiropractic

Kinesio Taping

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Kinesio Taping

Kinesio taping in The Villages gives support and stability to your muscles and joints. Kinesio taping is a therapeutic system of taping in which a specialized elastic tape is applied over and around muscles and joints to reduce pain and inflammation. It has the ability to relax tired, overused muscles and to support muscles in movement.Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric and is very popular within the athletic community, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.The Kinesio Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering your patient the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, KinesioTape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin.This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.

Three functions of Kinesio Taping:

  1. Provide stability to joints
  2. Support the functions of muscles
  3. Moving fluid or draining lymph

Although Kinesio Taping has been used for several decades, it has gained enormous popularity since the 2008 Beijing Olympics. During this time, several beach volleyball players had shoulder injuries and or were going through shoulder rehabilitation. Some feared that they were unable to perform on the big Olympic stage at full potential. Trainers supplied the bright colored kinesio tape and it provided the needed support for US woman to win the gold medal in beach vollyball. The doctors and chiropractic assistants at Legacy clinic of chiropractic in The Villages provide similar taping techniques to The Villages Charter school athletes. Please contact us for more information on this highly successful taping system and see if Kinesio Taping can help you.