What is the funky-looking tape people are wearing these days? It’s called Kinesio-Tape and it helps with countless musculoskeletal conditions. You may have seen it on athletes in the Olympics, but most of the people who use it are just regular folks struggling with common problems.
Kinesio-Taping functions like physical therapy that you wear. It promotes healing by helping to create more efficient postures and movements.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the main benefit of wearing Kinesiology-Tape?
The main benefit of wearing Kinesio-Tape tape is the reduction of pain associated with injury and the restoration of strength that has been lost due to trauma. Taping applications are an effective means to deal with acute conditions such as ankle sprains, knee trauma, whiplash or shoulder injuries as well as chronic conditions like lower back pain, plantar fasciitis, knee issues and poor posture. Taping applications can be worn to restore or enhance joint positions, which leads to better posture and less stress on muscles and joints.
Is Kinesiology-Tape made for athletes or can it be used by other population groups as well?
Kinesio-Tape is very well known in the athletic community, but anyone looking for reduction in pain and restoration of motion can benefit from wearing Kinesio-Tape applications.
How can Kinesio-Tape enhance athletic performance?
- Kinesio-Tape can enhance athletic performance in a number of different ways.
- Kinesio-Tape applications can be used to speed recovery after strenuous training.
- Lymphatic Spiders™, a type of SpiderTech™ brand Kinesio-Tape used to promote lymph drainage, can effectively treat swelling or bruising.
- Kinesio-Tape can improve biomechanics and movement efficiency, which can enhance performance.
- Applications can be worn to protect joints from overextending, and tape can also improve awareness of body position to promote efficiency and conserve energy.
Successful athletic performance involves coordinating the right muscles to do the right things at the right time. The natural stimulation of Kinesio-Tape stops inaccurate pain signals from reaching the brain, which keeps muscles coordinated and functioning at their full capacity.
How much does Kinesio-Taping cost?
Typical taping protocols range from a single session of taping to weekly taping for 4-6 weeks, depending on the condition being treated. The tape applications remain on the skin and effective for 5-7 days. Each application costs about $15 per region. Many purchase tape themselves and attempt taping at home, generally success is far less in terms of effectiveness and length of time the tape stays in place, thus our fees are incredibly reasonable for the quality of service. Check with us to learn more. (Available in Bloomington and Shakopee)