Kinesiolgy Taping is a system of therapeutic taping that naturally assists in the healing of damaged tissue by encouraging lymphatic drainage and providing support to the joints and muscles without causing restriction to the range of motion.
Kinesiology Taping is used to:
- Reduce pain
- Reduce oedema and inflammation
- Reduce muscle and joint stiffness
- Help prevent further injury
- Improve range of motion
- Adjust posture and re-establish muscle balance
Any type of injury will set off the body’s natural protective mechanism known as the inflammatory response. The main identifiable signs of this response are: pain, swelling, heat and redness as well as restriction to the range of motion.
Kinesiology taping has been clinically shown to help with the natural response to inflammation as it targets different receptors within the somatosensory system. Correct application of the tape helps alleviate pain and encourages the facilitation of lymphatic drainage thus reducing swelling and stiffness.
In practice I find the use of Kinesiology Taping along side acupuncture treatment for muscular skeletal problems greatly assists with pain relief and the overall healing process.