Kinesio tape is thin, elastic cotton strip material with an acrylic adhesive. This specific type of tape is used as a rehabilitative taping technique to help facilitate stability to the muscles and joints without causing restriction and assist in the body's natural healing process. Kinesio tape is made to be almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows it to work without binding or constriction to muscle and joint movements. Kinesio tape creates a neuromuscular feedback that inhibits and facilitates a stronger firing of soft tissues. Stimulating feedback creates support elements which can increase confidence of injury management.
Our therapists at Parkview Clinic are fully skilled KTA trained practitioners in applying the kinesio taping technique in order to manage and treat many muscular skeletal problems effectively. Although this type of tape is commonly seen being used by elite athletes, it can also be used on those with health conditions such as lymphatic swelling disorders and arthritis. Kinesio tape can often help joint and muscle pain, soft tissue injures, swelling, postural problems, post-operative and foot pain. Kinesio taping technique can be applied within our physiotherapy sessions and can be left up to 5 days. The Kinesio tape material provides uni-directional elasticity so that the tape can stretch in length but preventing any stretch in width so it provides stable support for longer. Kinesio tape is also made with a matrix mesh that allows for moisture release, critical for comfort and wear ability. The design of the tape is made to be breathable in which can be worn for long periods without itching, irritation or create any reactions to the skin.
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