Kinesio Tape or Rock Tape, is a lightweight, stretchable tape that is has been shown to facilitate or inhibit muscles, decrease swelling, or provide support to a specific area of the body. The special tape is able to effect the tissues without feeling restrictive like traditional athletic tape. With hundreds of applications for different purposes, the tape is most effective when applied appropriately by an experienced provider. Dr. Alyx Brown is a certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner (CKTP) with additional training on proper use and application. The tape is Latex-free and safe to use on most people for days at a time.
What to expect...
At Boulder Sports Chiropractic step one begins with picking out your favorite color of tape. Next, the kinesio tape is applied to clean, dry skin in a specific manner to ensure an effective treatment and prolong the longevity of the tape. Patient's can expect the benefits of kinesio tape to last between three to five days. Patients are encouraged to practice and compete as usual, as there are no movement restrictions that occur with its use. Kinesio tape maintains its benefits while in the pool, or even after the post-workout showers. For our water athletes, specific H2O brands are available for use.