Taping methods have been used for more than 30 years using a variety of techniques and materials to correct movement, improve positioning, provide support and promote healing. Kinesio Taping® exploded onto the scene following the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Patients and therapists are continually looking for techniques that will allow them to remain active and participating in sports or work. Kinesio Taping® is no exception as most people have seen when watching professional or amateur sports. The incidence of athletes with brightly colored strips of tape applied to various parts of their body has increased dramatically in recent years.
The Kinesio Taping® technique is designed to facilitate the body’s healing process, while providing support and propriceptive effects for the wearer. For years, therapists have been applying tape to shoulders, hips, backs and knees in an effort to control motion and promote proper movement patterns. Kinesio Taping® has similar effects, while promoting the ability to affect healing by increasing interstitial space, increasing circulation and promoting healing.
One thing is for certain…patients like how it feels and are asking for it as part of their recovery process. Our St. Louis, MO, Kinesio Taping® experts are here to help.
Physical therapy is an active, non-invasive way to recover from injury or pain.