Kinesio Tape Physical Therapy
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. Instead of a quick fix like other athletic tapes, Kinesio Tape gives support and healing that helps the blood flow and range of motion.
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. She earned this certification through specific training of Kinesio Taping methods. The tape is Latex-free and safe to use on most people for days at a time.
What to expect from a certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner...
At Boulder Sports Chiropractic during a session of Kinesio Tape physical therapy - 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. Patients 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.
Uses for Kinesio Taping Method:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Lower Back Strain/Pain
- Knee & Shoulder Conditions
- Hamstring Injuries
- Rotator Cuff Pain
- Whiplash or Car Accident Caused Injuries
- Tennis Elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Wrist Injuries
- Ankle Sprains
- Athletic Prevention/Duration
If you are wanting to compete or continue training throughout a minor injury or minor pain, Kinesio Tape physical therapy is the route to go. The Boulder Sports team will ensure that they apply the tape for optimal healing affects. Call our team today to set up an appointment for Kinesio Tape application or for more information on the benefits and process of this treatment option.