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KinesioTape and Rock Tape
at Kinetic Spine & Sport Chiropractic Center

Dr. Danieley uses Kinesiotape to support and stabilize joints and muscles for both athletic conditions and problems that arise from everyday living. The unique properties of the tape activate the neurological and circulatory systems and promote proper venous and lymphatic flow. It is effective in assisting normal range of motion, providing protection from injury or re-injury and aiding the body’s natural ability to return to normal function.

Many chiropractors, orthopedists, acupuncturists and other medical practitioners use Kinesio Tape. Athletes around the world, including Olympians use Kinesiotape. If you watched any of the most recent Olympic Games, you may have noticed athletes with various patterns of tape on their knees or shoulders.

The Kinesio Taping Method is applied in a specific manner over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused muscles, and to support muscles and joints without restricting normal range of motion. It is extremely effective for rotator cuff tendonitis and impingement, including supporting the shoulder after surgery.

Kinesiotape may be used for many conditions including: ankle sprains and plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back and neck pain, knee conditions, shoulder injuries, whiplash, tennis elbow, patella tracking problems, pre and post surgical edema, and ankle sprains.

The thickness of the tape is similar to the thickness of the skin and its stretch is designed to mimic the elastic qualities of the skin. The tape may stay on the skin and remain effective for 3-5 days. The elastic strands are wrapped by cotton fibers, which allow for evaporation and quick drying so it can be worn in the shower or while swimming.

In the picture above, the areas that appear bruised on this individual’s leg were not Kinesiotaped, while the areas that are not purple were taped. This demonstrates that the tape allowed improved swelling circulation, as blood pooling did not occur in those areas, and avoided bruising. The overall result of a tape job such as this decreases the swelling in the area and increases the overall healing time.

Fascial Movement Taping (FMT)

FMT introduces the concept of movement therapy and enhancement via functional kinesiology taping methods. Clinical applications for the purposes of rehabilitation are reviewed and then expanded upon in order to apply tape in a manner that improves movement and function. FMT is designed for healthcare professionals, therapists and trainers who want to further their understanding of human movement.



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