KT taping

benefits of kinesio taping

KT taping in Paradise, Rancho Oakey, or Spring Valley is becoming very popular. KT Taping, provides comfortable, lightweight, and external support to facilitate participation in daily and recreational activities while recovering from a wide range of injuries. Fabricated from specialized fabrics that incorporate unidirectional elastic cores, KT Tape® is designed to reduce discomfort and support stable movement without restricting one’s range of motion.

When applied for specific injuries, KT Tape® not only provides support to the underlying muscles, tendons, and ligaments, it also helps to reduce some of the pressure caused by the accumulation of lymphatic fluids in the area. As KT Taping lifts the skin, it decompresses the layers of fascia at the site of the injury. In doing this, the KT tape® allows the lymphatic fluid to flow more freely so that cells that promote recovery can get to the damaged tissues while harmful cellular waste products, debris, and bacteria can be moved away.

Purpose of KT Taping

The primary purpose of KT taping is to not only provide support for joints and muscles, but also to aid in the elimination of pain and increase both lymph drainage and blood flow. Our chiropractors at MaxHealth Center have been properly trained in the application of KT Tape® to help correct abnormal muscle function. Through the alleviation of the stress effecting the musculature, pressure is relived from nearby nerves, blood, and lymph vessels. As these systems begin to function properly, inflammation and pain begin to decrease, and the restoration of full range of motion is accomplished. In contrast to traditional taping methods that are primarily utilized to reduce motion and stabilize the joint, KT taping is applied in such a way that doesn't cause compression of the underlying structures.

How can KT taping help you?

So how can KT taping help you? Since KT taping has demonstrated a positive effect on the vascular, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems, it has been shown through research to assist with healing, increase range of motion, and decrease the symptoms of several conditions. As mentioned above, KT taping has been used by several famous athletes, but it is more commonly used by individuals involved with manual labor, people undergoing rehabilitation, people who frequently engaged in exercise, and high school and college athletes. Some common conditions that have been shown to benefit from KT taping include:

  • Conditions causing muscular dysfunction
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Shoulder problems
  • Knee problems
  • Patella dysfunctions
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post surgery stabilization
  • Support for ankle sprains
  • Reduction of swelling
  • Tennis elbow
  • Whiplash injuries

If you are suffering from any of these conditions or are interested in obtaining more information regarding KT taping, please contact the MaxHealth team in Paradise, Rancho Oakey, or Spring Valley.