Chiropractic Techniques: Kinesio Taping

Doctors of Chiropractic across the country are now using kinesio taping method to treat different injuries. Understanding this chiropractic technique will help you decide whether it is something you would be interested in trying.

About the Method

The Kinesio Taping Method uses a special tape that is designed to encourage the natural healing process of the body while providing stability and support to joints and muscles. This process also allows the body’s range of motion to remain unrestricted. It involves manipulation of the soft tissue that can prolong benefits associated with clinical therapy. The tape can be used on patients regardless of age, and when used properly it can treat a range of neurological, neuromuscular, and orthopedic conditions.

Kinesio Taping can be used to treat a variety of injuries and impairments. Some of the most common injuries include:

Benefits of Kinesio Taping

The Kinesio Taping Method has been shown to improve muscular function and lymphatic flow while decreasing pain, bruising, and swelling. This technique has also been proven to have beneficial effects on the circulatory system, skin, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and joints. Best of all, it can be used with other treatment options or as a preventive measure. Read our previous article to learn how chiropractic care can improve your health.

Education

The Kinesio Taping Method is a relatively new technique that chiropractors are learning about through seminars and courses offered by CKTP (Certified Kinesio Taping) instructors. The National University of Health Sciences, which is part of the University Partnership Center at St. Petersburg College (SPC) in Florida, also teaches a course on this technique. After completing the certification course, practitioners can properly use this method within their practice.

Visit Lithia Springs chiropractors to speak with a chiropractor about your injuries and treatment options for you.

Sources
*http://www.kinesiotaping.com/about/kinesio-taping-method

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