Try Kinesiotaping in Crofton and Millersville, MD, for Improved Motion
Kinesiotaping is a physical therapy technique used for rehabilitation and facilitation of the body’s own healing processes. The supportive tape stabilizes muscles and joints while still allowing a full range of motion for activities and quicker natural healing. To be effective, therapeutic taping should always be guided and supervised by a trained medical professional who understands your health history and anatomy in order to support your body appropriately with a personalized tape pattern. Effective Integrative Healthcare has the experience to apply kinesiotaping to your unique situation and give your body the little bit of extra support it needs.
Kinesiology tape is offered in pre-cut, ready-to-apply strips for different areas of the body, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, lower back, mid-back (to improve posture), neck, hip, knee, ankle, and foot. This type of taping offers the continuous care necessary to reduce discomfort and swelling. It also helps restore strength to an injured area and can improve your flexibility where a range of motion has been restricted. Kinesiotape is latex-free and wearable for days at a time, making it safe and popular for patients of all ages to treat orthopedic, neuromuscular, and neurological medical conditions.
How Does Kinesiotape Work?
Kinesiotape, made with hypoallergenic acrylic glue, is manufactured to be the same weight, thickness, and elasticity as the skin and is, therefore, able to integrate with the body’s sensory system naturally. Depending on the method of application and the therapeutic outcome desired, our physical therapy team can address three major health areas: structural therapy, neurological therapy, and circulatory therapy.
Structurally, kinesiotape dynamically supports better postural positions and reduces strain on the affected muscle groups. It also prevents harmful ranges of motion without a “hard end” feel.
Neurologically, it promotes peripheral neuroplasticity, stimulates the internal pain relieving system of the skin, and enhances sensory stimulation that would otherwise fail to signal painful movements. Taping reinforces functional stability and restores normal muscle activation and function.
In the microcirculatory system, kinesiotaping improves lymphatic flow and superficial microcirculatory flow, promoting better wave pattern formation in the body and addressing superficial fascial thixotropy, or gentle muscle stretching.
When to Use Kinesiotaping for Better Performance and Pain Management
As you can see, kinesiotaping impacts several areas of health and flexibility. To treat specific pain symptoms, kinesiotaping can be used for:
- Arthritis and Bursitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Disc Injuries
- Improved Athletic Performance
- Muscle, Joint, and Ligament Strains
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Post-Op Recovery
- Shin Splints, Rotator Cuff Injuries, and Much More
- Swelling and Sprains
- Tennis Elbow
If you experience any of these symptoms or would simply like to improve your posture and comfort while working at a desk, please contact Effective Integrative Healthcare today. We’ll schedule a free consultation appointment in either our Millersville or Crofton office and together we’ll create a therapy plan across all the treatment options we offer.