Support Your Performance with Kinesiology Taping
Kinesiology taping is an extremely effective technique used by the doctors at Align to help patients with recent and past sports injuries. It’s also a great solution for injury prevention in sports. You’ve probably seen professional athletes using it during practices, games and competitions. It is phenomenal for supporting strained muscles, tight muscles, knots in muscles, ligament sprains, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and general muscle soreness. The specialized tape helps us promote healing over the area that it is placed.
Why Kinesiology Taping
Here’s a few effects kinesiology taping has on the body:
- Turns down pain: Have you ever hit your shin against something, it hurts like crazy so you rub it and it feels better? Kinesiology tape has a similar effect on the body because it interrupts pain signals being sent to the brain.
- Decompresses inflammation: Unlike athletic tape, kinesiology tape stretches so when we apply it to the skin, it gently lifts or decompresses the area so that blood flows better and inflammation can clear.
- Delays Fatigue: Exactly what it says. You can fatigue less quickly!
At Align Health & Wellness, kinesiology taping is not necessary for most of our practice members because corrective chiropractic care is FAR more effective for the problems listed above. However, for sports injuries and sore muscles requiring a “Band-aid,” kinesiology taping is an excellent option. Ask our doctors if this is solution right for you!