Kinesiotaping

Bob completed training in Kinesiotaping in October 2012. Fees for taping vary depending on condition to be taped. Please contact us for specific pricing.

From kinesiotaping.com

“For more than 25 years,  Kinesio Taping has been breaking new ground in the fields of sports performance, pain management and physical therapy.

The Kinesio Taping Method (KTM) is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions.

In the mid-1970s, Dr. Kenzo Kase was already a well-known Japanese practitioner licensed in chiropractic and acupuncture. He developed the tape, which has a texture and elasticity very close to living human skin, in response to limitations he encountered working with rigid sports taping methods on his own patients.”

What is Kinesiotape?
Kinesio Tape possesses approximately the same thickness and elasticity as human skin. It is very stretchable, with 140% elasticity which makes it extremely comfortable to wear. Made of 100% high grade cotton, for comfort and breathability, moisture dissipates quickly through the porous material. The backing contains no latex or medications and has medical-grade adhesive made of 100% hypoallergenic acrylic. Kinesio tape is easily removed and leaves no sticky residue.

Kinesiotape is used to

  • Re-educate the neuromuscular system
  • Reduce pain
  • Optimize performance
  • Prevent injury
  • Promote improved circulation and healing

How can something so gentle offer pain relief?
KTM allows for full range of motion. It does not negatively affect circulation, since there is no wrapping, and therefore no impediment of blood flow. KTM is a “light” therapy. In rehabilitative applications it works continuously, so each taping can continue for 2 to 3 days. KTM is like having healing hands on the area 24 hours a day.