KINESIO TAPING

Whaingaroa Physiotherapy - Raglan  

Kinesio taping is a method used to help normalise the function of the muscles and other connective tissues. Kinesio taping is best used as an adjunct to therapy and exercise. It can dramatically speed the rehabilitation process by lessening pain and improving tolerance to exercise and movement.  

Kinesio taping uses elastic tape rather than rigid tape.The elastic properties of this tape help in many ways:

Minimise post-traumatic or post-surgical bruising through improved circulation. Lessen swelling through aiding the lymphatic system. Reduce over-stretching and over-contraction of muscles. Re-educate muscles through sensory feedback. Correct joint mechanics by aiding muscle function around the joint. Reduce muscle fatigue and spasm. Help mobilise scar tissue by enhancing glide between tissue layers. Improve contraction of a weakened muscle. Relieve pain by activating the natural analgesic system in our skin.