Kinesio tape (other brand names we also use include Rock Tape, KT Tape, and Strength Tape) is an elastic tape that facilitates the body’s natural healing process. It is latex-free, hypoallergenic, water-resistant and can function on the skin for several days. Traditional athletic taping prevents movement, whereas Kinesio tape allows full movement of the taped area and can help distribute forces to other nearby areas through fascia, ligaments, and bones.
Depending on the taping technique used, Kinesio tape can perform many different functions. It can improve lymphatic drainage by tractioning the skin, providing pain relief while decreasing swelling and bruising. When applied along a muscle, it can facilitate the muscle’s contraction, thereby improving posture or altering a movement pattern to restore pain-free function. The Kinesio tape can even provide joint stability by applying it to the muscles surrounding the target joint.
Kinesio taping is one of the many tools our physical therapist uses to treat, educate and empower our patients. When the use of the tape proves effective for a particular case, our physical therapists educate the patient on self-application to provide them with autonomy and the ability to perform symptom management independently. There is a reason why countless professional athletes from all sports rely on Kinesio tape to stay in the game!
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conditions we treat
KP Recovery helps patients with many different conditions. We typically serve people in the Miami, FL and surrounding areas, but have seen people from all over for our expert services. Please see the diagram below for information on common conditions we treat and how physical therapy can help you.
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