Get Back in the Game with Kinesio Taping
Do You Have an Injury? Kinesio Taping Can Help
Kinesio taping can help you find relief!
Have you suffered from an injury or condition that is affecting your everyday life? Pain can sometimes be so debilitating that it makes daily tasks much more difficult than they used to be.
That is why we, ProActive Physiotherapy, offer treatments like Kinesio Taping to help alleviate pain, promote healing, increase strength and range of motion, and most importantly, get you back to comfortably living your normal life.
Physiotherapy and Kinesio taping
Kinesio taping has helped many of our patients get back to comfortably living their daily lives, without any lingering pain or stiffness.
At ProActive Physiotherapy, our therapists will provide the very best Kinesio treatments to assist you in reaching that same outcome.
At your initial appointment, our Edmonton, AB physiotherapist will perform a thorough evaluation, which will determine if Kinesio taping will be an effective option for your treatment plan.
If so, our physiotherapist will explain how it will benefit your journey toward recovery and the step-by-step process that you will go through to get there.
How can Kinesio taping benefit me?
Our Edmonton, AB physiotherapists will implement a variety of exercises and modalities into their treatment plans, based on your specific needs.
Kinesio taping is among these modalities, used to improve your mobility and provide support to your muscles, joints, and tendons.
In addition, our physiotherapist will perform Kinesio taping by placing the strips of tape on the affected area of your body. They will also apply Kinesio taping on any other places where you may be experiencing pain or stiffness.
So, how does Kinesio taping work?
Kinesio taping works by doing a few important things for your body.
It helps in resetting the circuitry in the affected part of your body by correcting any faulty interactions between the skin and muscles, joints, and tendons underneath. This results in improved muscle strength and activity.
Kinesio taping also works by blocking any pain receptors being sent to your brain. Muscles in the affected area will loosen up if they do not receive the pain signals. This will decrease the chance of having muscle spasms.
Pain will cause the affected area to constrict. Kinesio taping will eliminate the pain. This will cause the affected area to loosen. Now there will be more freedom for blood flow and movement in the affected area.
What are the biggest advantages of Kinesio taping?
There are many reasons why Kinesio taping may be useful to you in your healing journey.
These include, but are not limited to:
Managing scar tissue
This is an especially common treatment after an injury, surgery, or another type of trauma has occurred. Healing from trauma can cause a thick band of scar tissue to form over the affected area, which can inhibit signals of movement. Kinesio taping can provide a much-needed stretch to the scar tissue, making the signals of movement easier to communicate, and thus increasing your mobility.
Some conditions may make it difficult for joints to stay in place. Kinesio taping can help stabilize and provide support for these joints, while still allowing them to move around their intended range of motion.
One of the biggest benefits of Kinesio taping is pain relief. By blocking pain receptors, your brain doesn’t receive the painful messages from the affected area any longer, and the muscles relax as a result. Therefore, this allows for more mobility, quicker healing, and a more comfortable treatment process overall.
Injury, surgery, or even simple overuse of a certain part of your body can also result in swelling. It helps to decrease swelling by limiting the pressure between the skin and the tissues underneath. This allows any buildup of fluid to travel freely and promotes easier movement of the affected area.
Find relief for your pain today!
At ProActive Physiotherapy, we are dedicated to helping you reach your peak physical performance, and we would love to meet with you and create a plan to make that happen.