Our Calgary chiropractors are fully certified in Kinesio Taping. This therapeutic taping technique uses elastic tape to enhance the function of different physiologic tissues and systems. Kinesio Taping is a technique that can be combined with other therapies including acupuncture, manual therapies, and electrical modalities. The tape can be worn for extended periods of time with continued therapeutic benefit between clinical visits.
- Relaxes overused muscles, or, facilitates inhibited muscles in order to restore muscle balance or exert postural influence.
- Decompresses tissue in order to redirect edema, facilitate lymphatic drainage, and relieve pain.
- Provides proprioceptive correction by signalling to the brain, via skin receptors, information about normal tension on target tissues.
- Offers dynamic stability to the target tissues.
Kinesio Taping is appropriate for most patients during any stage of injury healing, for postural cueing, or to prevent re-injury. Patients with skin wounds, infections, active malignancies, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, diabetes or those who are pregnant should advise their practitioner and are generally not recommended to use this modality. If you are looking for Calgary Kinesio Taping, give the clinic a call.