benefits of kinesiology tape

The Benefits of Kinesiology Tape

Kinesiology tape (k-tape) is designed to harness the interface between skin and the muscles for long-lasting benefits including pain and muscle spasm relief, reduced swelling and inflammation, and faster injury recovery. This flexible tape is commonly used in physical therapy to treat injuries, especially those related to sports, and assist in joint, muscle, and tendon mobility. Unlike standard athletic tapes, k-tape improves lymph transport and increases circulation, unlike standard athletic tapes that inhibit motion and circulation.  When applied properly, this medical tape enables the nervous system circuitry to reset and heightens muscular activation. A medical assessment with a trained professional can determine the best use and placement of k-tape for optimum benefits and results.

Relieves pain and muscle spasms

Kinesiology tape can be used to effectively treat both acute and chronic pain by reducing pressure on sensitive pain receptors and providing a stimulus that blocks pain signals from traveling to the brain to reduce the severity of discomfort.

Decreases inflammation

By reducing pressure on the lymphatic drainage channels, the k-tape accelerates the removal of fluids and toxins from areas subject to injury and thus decreases swelling and inflammation. Additionally, this tape can promote healthy circulation in post-surgical recovery and in inflammatory medical conditions such as lymphedema.

Accelerates bruising recovery

Kinesiology tape is proven highly effective in treating overused muscles, bruises, and contusions by reducing the blood accumulation under the surface of the skin due to bruising. By carefully applying the k-tape in a fanned pattern across the affected area, its circulation capabilities dissipate the pooled blood and promote faster recovery.

Supports athletic activity following injury

K-tape differs from standard athletic tape as it supports and promotes healing of sports injuries without restricting the range of motion. When applied correctly, competitive athletes can significantly benefit from the ability of k-tape to prevent overstretching or over-contraction of injured muscles.

Manages scar tissue formation

Following severe injury or surgery, scar tissue begins to form in order to rebind the skin to the muscle, which can result in tightened ligaments that produce a limited range of motion. K-tape can be used to gently stretch the afflicted scar tissue by mildly extending the tight collagen over an extended amount of time.

Over the past decade, the chiropractors, physicians, and medical staff of All American Healthcare have worked relentlessly to help their patients live pain-free. They combine the absolute best in chiropractic pain relief, holistic medical pain management, physical medicine, and physical rehabilitation.

Our staff of chiropractors, physicians, nurses, and medical assistants treats patients experiencing and suffering from low back pain, neck pain, knee arthritis, disc herniations, spinal stenosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, and migraines.

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal Disorders, (known as MSDs) are disorders that can affect the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, blood vessels, or spinal discs.