Kinesiology Taping (KT Taping)

Tape application can help to improve the benefits of manual received at your physical therapy visit.

Kinesiology taping is an elastic tape designed for ligament, muscle, and tendon pain relief and support.  The elastic nature of the tape provides support to muscle and joints without restricting movement.

When the tape is applied correctly, it achieves the last of these effects by lifting the skin to create a small space between the muscle and dermis layers. That space takes the pressure off swelling or injured muscles, allows smooth muscle movement and makes space for drainage and blood flow.

Benefits of taping include:

  • Reduce edema and effusion

  • Reduce inflammation

  • Prevents or Relieves muscle spasms

  • Accelerate recovery from bruises and contusions

  • Improve recovery of over used muscles

  • Facilitates improved muscle strength

  • Reduces pain