Kinesiology Taping enhances the body’s own capability to heal. The doctor applies the tape in specific patterns around the joint in order to activate specific muscles and inhibit others to return the body to a pre-injury status. The material is about the thickness of skin and can be worn three to five days at a time, even withstanding long runs, swims, or showers. “With the tape we can return athletes two or three weeks earlier than without it. Depending on the inury in two to six weeks you can be active without any tape at all.
Kinesio Taping alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. The taped portion forms convolutions in the skin, thus increasing interstitial space. The result is that pressure and irritation are taken off the neural and sensory receptors, alleviating pain. Pressure is gradually taken off the lymphatic system, allowing it to channel more freely. For more information visit http://www.kinesiotaping.com/