So most of the people that I’ve come into contact with are curious about Kinesio Tape but have no idea what it is or what it does. That is perfectly fine! When I first saw the stuff I thought it was just a farce. I’ve been getting my knees, wrists, and shoulders taped and braced for years. There was no way three strips of that flimsy stuff was going to do anything for me.
West Nile Virus and Knee dislocation Freshman year, Level 2 Slap Tear in my shoulder when I was a Senior along with an appendectomy, and taking a dive off of my speed horse when I was a few years into college crushing in the corner of my T-12 vertebrate left me in pretty bad shape for someone my age. After knee and shoulder surgery, shots for the pain, and just taking time off because I couldn’t function I had to find a better solution.
This is where massage, yoga, and KT tape all kind of showed up in my life. For time purposes we’ll just talk about the KT tape here.
Kinesiology is the study of body movements. The Kinesio Taping® Method is a taping technique that was designed by Dr. Kenzo Kase to enable the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints. It does all of this without restricting the body’s range of motion and provides extended soft tissue manipulation that can help prolong the benefits of manual therapy(massage or other therapies) administered within the clinical setting. The tape itself is Latex-free and wearable for days at a time.
I could go on and on about the different benefits of KT Tape and how it works but the best way to see how it works is to try it! Come in and see me and we’ll see what it can do for you. It is great at extending the benefits of that massage you just got. You can also just call and I can talk with you about it. Warning, I kind of geek out about it.
If you would like a little more info on Dr. Kase’s method and tape you can find it here.