KINESIOLOGY & ATHLETIC TAPING
Kinesiology & Athletic Taping.
Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. It is identical to human skin in both thickness & elasticity. This allows the tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restricting movement. It has many benefits for a wide variety of musculoskeletal & sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions to support musculoskeletal movement on a daily basis 24 hours a day. Kinesiology taping is not a restrictive tape, it allows full range of motion, provides to improve kinesthetic awareness of posture & alignment.
Kinesiology tape is designed to support muscles & joints, as well as circulation & lymph flow. It is used for a wide range of problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain or overuse, subluxations, herniated disc, knee problems, haematoma, sports injuries, shoulder conditions etc. Kinesiology taping is water resistant & this can be worn during heavy workouts & can be left in place during functional treatments.
Athletic Taping is a more traditional sports tape which is wrapped around a joint. It is used for joint stabilisation, support during a sporting event, restrict movement. Taping is used to alleviate pain, enhance performance & facilitate rehabilitation.
Taping may be used during your treatment. If it is just taping you require, an assessment will also be included.
Laura applied some kinesiology tape to my calves for a mud obstacle race after I was having problems, having previously picked up a strain running a half marathon. Ran the race with no issues whatsoever, the tape held up well & the application was excellent. I would highly recommend Laura & will use her expertise again next time it's needed!