Kinesio Taping

By: Henderson Chiropractic  26-Feb-2015
Keywords: Back Pain, Chiropractic, Sports Injuries

Kinesio tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Kinesio tape can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions. It is also used for preventive care, reducing oedema (swelling) and pain management. Kinesio taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. When kinesiology tape is applied to the skin over an inflamed area, the stretch in the tape gently lifts the skin, creating a space between the skin and the tissues below. This creates an area of negative pressure, allowing both blood vessels and lymphatic vessels to dilate (open), increasing the circulation of both fluids. Improved blood flow enhances delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the injured tissues, accelerating the healing process. When lymphatic vessels dilate, the fluid that has collected in the injured area can drain away. This reduces swelling, which relieves pressure on the pain receptors providing immediate pain relief!

Keywords: Back Pain, Chiropractic, Chiropractic Care, Kinesio Tape, Sports Injuries

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