Kinesiology tape is one of the many tools we use to get you back out there doing what you love.
Kinesiology tape is very different from a true athletic tape; it has a built in elasticity, that when applied correctly, helps to pull the skin away from the underlying soft tissue. This increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage in the area, resulting in an ability to IMPROVE FORM and WARD OFF FATIGUE. The continual force and demand that is applied to the body in any sport or repetitive activity, makes for a wide variety of ideal candidates for benefiting from kinesiology tape.
Simply put: when athletes fatigue, form is lost. When athletes lose form, they compensate. Continual compensation = increased chance for injury.
Enter, kinesiology tape.
Kinesiology tape is useful for, but not limited to, the following conditions:
- Whiplash Injuries
- Hip Bursitis Treatment
- Patellar Tracking Disorders
- Herniated Discs
- Ankle Sprains
- Knee injuries/Chronic Knee Pain
- Postural Corrections
- Low Back Pain
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Shin Splints
More on the benefits of KT Tape / Kinesiology Tape:
KT tape relieves pain by alleviating pressure and irritation on nerve fibers and pain receptors. The method promotes healing by its direct beneficial action on muscle and circulatory physiology. Kinesiology taping is a totally new approach to treating muscles, nerves, and lymphatic drainage.
Kinesiology tape is also used for preventive maintenance, edema, and pain management. KT tape is used in treatment of acute injuries, injury rehabilitation, and as a stabilization technique during athletic competitions and sports.
According to OSHA, Kinesiology Tape is much more than just "first aid' or topical treatment. OSHA recently released a statement saying, "The use of kinesiology tape is akin to physical therapy and is considered medical treatment beyond first aid for OSHA record keeping purposes.
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