Kinesio Taping is a rehabilitative taping technique designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It can be used to decrease pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles, and support muscles in unrestricted movement.
Benefits from Kinesio Taping
Kinesio Taping can be used as an adjunctive treatment for any patient with mechanical pain, but works particularly well with overuse injuries. Any area of soft tissue (muscle or tendon) can be taped.
Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio Taping is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.
At LeMoine Physical Therapy, therapists may use Kinesio Taping with the following conditions:
- Shin splints
- To reinforce posture
- Edema control (swelling)
- Muscle pain