Kinesio Taping is a therapeutic technique that has gained popularity in recent years due to its ability to provide pain relief, support muscle function, and improve range of motion. This technique involves applying a special elastic tape to the skin in a specific pattern, allowing the tape to gently lift the skin and create a space between the muscle and fascia. This can help reduce inflammation and promote healing in injured or overworked muscles.
If you are interested in learning more about Kinesio Taping and its benefits, please contact our experienced and knowledgeable therapists.
During your initial consultation, at Scona Sports & Physiotherapy clinic a healthcare professional will assess your condition and determine if Kinesio Taping is an appropriate treatment option for you. If so, they will work with you to develop a customized taping plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.
When not to tape
There are some circumstances in which kinesiology tape should not be used. They include the following.
- Open wounds: Using tape over a wound could lead to infection or skin damage.
- Deep vein thrombosis: Increasing fluid flow could cause a blood clot to dislodge, which might be fatal.
- Lymph node removal: Increasing fluid where a node is missing could cause swelling.
- Diabetes: If you have reduced sensation in some areas, you might not notice a reaction to the tape.
- Allergy: If your skin is sensitive to adhesives, you could trigger a strong reaction.
- Fragile skin: If your skin is prone to tearing, you should avoid placing the tape on it.
If you are interested in trying Kinesio Taping as part of your treatment plan, be sure to discuss your options with our healthcare providers. They can help you determine if this technique is right for you and provide guidance on how to properly apply and care for the tape.