Kinesiology taping is a treatment designed to enable more effective blood flow and facilitate lymph drainage. It is often used to treat sports injuries, correct posture, support weaker zones of the body, and reduce the appearance of scars. This specialist tape application can help to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and increase circulation to speed up recovery.
At Bodytonic Clinic, we offer professional Kinesio taping at our award-winning clinic in central London. During a session, one of our professionally-trained osteopaths will use the Kinesio taping method on affected areas of the body to stimulate pain relief and recovery. At the start of the session, an osteopath will perform an assessment to determine your range of motion and problem areas. To experience the many healing benefits of the Kinesiology taping technique, book your appointment with us today.
What is KT Tape?
Kinesiology tape is a latex-free, adhesive tape designed to replicate the functions of the human skin in terms of its thickness and elasticity, which allows Kinesio tape to be worn without restricting movement. This means that Kinesio tape is ideal for helping the natural healing process, providing support for the fascia, muscles, and joints. The process of strategically applying K tape to the body helps heal the soft tissues. Because it is both waterproof and breathable, Kinesio tape can be worn during exercise, showering, and even swimming to help support the body.
What Are the Benefits of Kinesiology Taping?
Kinesio taping is a form of physical therapy that improves blood flow by microscopically lifting the skin, which increases the space within the layers of the subcutaneous tissue below. This allows for a more effective flow of blood and lymphatic fluid, decreasing inflammation, alleviating discomfort, and aiding the rehabilitation and healing of a joint or muscle. As well as being used to treat sports injuries such as shin splints and knee pain, it can also help treat other painful conditions such as plantar fasciitis.
Kinesio taping has the following benefits:
Reduction of pain
Reduction of inflammation, swelling, bruising, and scar tissue (by increasing lymphatic drainage).
Whether you’re looking for pain relief from a sports injury or are looking to improve your posture, we can help. Experience the many benefits of Kinesio taping at the award-winning Bodytonic Clinic today. Book your appointment online today to receive a 10% discount on your booking!
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Kinesio taping improves blood flow by microscopically lifting the skin, which increases the space within the layers of the subcutaneous tissue below. This allows for a more effective flow of blood and lymphatic fluid, decreasing inflammation, alleviating discomfort, and aiding the rehabilitation and healing of a joint or muscle.
When used in conjunction with manual therapy, K tape strapping has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the muscles, skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, as well as fascia, ligaments, tendons, and joints.
Kinesiology tape is designed to stay on the body for 3-4 days. When applying the tape, your health specialist will rub the tape to activate the adhesion and ensure that it is securely applied to your skin. Because it is both waterproof and breathable, Kinesio tape can be worn during exercise, showering, and even swimming to help support the body.
Kinesiology tape is used to prevent or treat muscle and joint-related injuries such as sprains, muscle strains, subluxations, and tendonitis. This includes pain or injury in the hamstring, lower back, knee cap, and quadriceps. K tape provides support and relief to the area it’s applied to during or after sports activity.
Athletic tape or sports tape is thick and non-elastic. Unlike K tape, athletic tape is used to restrict movement to speed up recovery. Kinesiology tape on the other hand is thin and stretchy and can be worn during physical activity including sporting events for enhanced performance.