Kinesio & Athletic Taping

Taping in physiotherapy is a procedure that involves the application of specialized tape to the skin to help maintain stability of the bones and muscles during activity. Taping is an effective treatment for relieving pain, stabilizing joints, and creating body awareness.

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Treated Conditions

  • Joint and ligament support
  • Pain control and management
  • Postural retraining
  • Joint position and proprioception
  • Positional correction and increased support
  • Sports rehabilitation

Advantages of Kinesio & Athletic Taping

Pain relief – taping unloads the injured soft tissue decreasing stimulation of pain receptors directly underneath the skin and reducing acute pain.
Athletic tape improves blood circulation in the applied area.
It helps help reduce swelling, inflammation, and bruising.
Facilitates support for damaged muscles and joints by ensuring a safe range of motion.

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Following an assessment your physiotherapist will design a customized taping plan.

Kinesio and athletic taping is widely used by certified physiotherapists to assist in patient recovery. Therapeutic taping uses unique application techniques to assists with the support and rehabilitation of an injury. Taping will assist patients of all age groups and skill levels return to normal movement patterns, everyday tasks, as well as optimize their performance in sporting activities.

What are some conditions that can benefit from taping?

Conditions that can benefit from taping include:

  • Tendinitis and Tendinopathy
  • Lower back and neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sprained Ankles
  • Shin Splints
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Swelling
  • Various sports related injuries

What are the benefits of Kinesio taping?

The tape has elastic properties and stretches so there is;

  • No restricting the range of motion with application.
  • No impairment of circulation.
  • Comfort and breathability of the tape due to its elastic, fabric design.
  • Hypoallergenic adhesive.
  • Lightweight, no-compression feel.
  • Water-resistant fabric that is breathable and wicks away moisture.
  • Long-lasting application (can be effective for 3 to 5 days).
  • Allows for around the clock treatment.
  • Multiple problems can be addressed at once with one application.

Kinesio taping also works in conjunction with the lymphatic system to increase circulation of blood and lymphatic system, relieving pain and assisting with the rehabilitation process.

What are the benefits of athletic taping?

  • The method of taping can be taught by practitioners to patients for home use.
  • Athletic taping can be an effective alternative for cumbersome and expensive braces.