What is Kinesiology Taping?

If you have recently been injured and are just now beginning to get active again, then kinesiology taping could play an important role in your recovery process. Kinesiology taping supports the body’s muscles and joints after an injury – without impeding your body’s natural range of motion. As part of a comprehensive injury rehabilitation program, kinesiology tape can help to safely take you from pain to power in the shortest time possible and prevent injury.

Kinesiology Tape Helps Prevent Injury & Supports Injury Rehabilitation

Are you new to kinesiology taping or wondering if it is the right choice for your body’s recovery needs? Below, our Scottsdale chiropractor Dr. Daniel Secrest DC shares three reasons why kinesiology taping is an important part of the injury rehabilitation process:

1. Kinesiology has unique elastic properties other athletic tapes do not have.

Kinesiology tape differs from other athletic injury tape. Nearly identical to human skin in both its thickness and elasticity, kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy elastic cotton strip with acrylic adhesive. This means kinesiology tape is able to provide enhanced support without impeding mobility.

2. Kinesiology tape can be worn for 4 to 5 days per application.

This non-restrictive athletic tape lasts for up to 5 days per single application. The athletic tape can be worn during any activating, including intense exercise, as well as when showering, bathing or swimming. Kinesiology tape is specially designed to dry quickly with a towel.

3. Kinesiology tape is applied to the periphery of injured areas.

Rather than being wrapped completely around injured joints or muscle groups, kinesiology tape can be applied to the peripheral area. This application means it is less restrictive than other types of athletic tape. The tape will then facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints. All this is done without restricting the body’s range of motion, as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation.

Dr. Secrest DC has substantial experience using kinesiology taping to prevent injury. To learn more about these benefits of this unique athletic tape, schedule an appointment with Dr. Secrest DC today!

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