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.
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. Contact us to ask our doctors if this is solution right for you!
With a very thorough patient examination (xrays included if needed) and report of our findings, patient care begins with management of the current issue, and at the same time addresses correcting the underlying chronic problems most people didn’t even know they had.Learn More
Rehab and Exercises
Kinesiology tape, or Rocktape, is fantastic for treating common sports injuries like shin splints, plantar fasciitis and runner’s knee. It also can increase endurance by promoting blood flow during an athletic event.Learn More
This technique separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers to increases skin temperature and facilitate reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern. Our doctors use this treatment for patients to increase the rate and amount of blood flow to and from a target area.Learn More