Effortlessly Tone Your Muscles for Strength, Healing and Health with Kinesio Taping: 3 Key Benefits

kinesio-tapingKinesio Taping has become a common and well-known approach to healing injuries and promoting healthy joints and muscles. It is especially effective for those who have stress on your joints like those of athletes, women’s body pain due to hormonal changes and pregnancy and many other important health concerns.

This article aims to help you to understand how Kinesio taping may help you and your whole body health. Whether you are experiencing an injury or other pain symptoms like hip and back pain or arm and shoulder weakness, Kinesio Treatment may be right approach for healing for you.

We would always advise to consult with us as your Chiropractor to understand how Kinesio Taping may specifically help you. However, we hope that this article will help you make the right decision with your chiropractor, to find the right solution for your body. After all, each of our bodies, injuries and symptoms are different, and as such require different treatments and treatment approaches.

What is Kinesio Taping?

The Kinesio Taping Method is a physiological therapy which is commonly practiced by chiropractors and specialists within sports medicine. Kinesio Taping requires a specific type of tape, which when applied, can give the necessary support to muscles under pressure, whilst they flex. Kinesio Taping was developed in 1973 by Dr. Kenzo Kase.

Awareness of the benefits of Kinesio Taping increased globally when the treatment was used by the Japanese Olympians. The treatment is practiced particularly prevalently amongst athletes and sportsmen as a result.

You may recognize Kinesio Tex Tape as the brightly colored tape that athletes are famously seen using during their warm-ups, and sometimes during their athletic performances.

The Kinesio Taping method positively impacts physiological changes to several key body systems.

This can include helping your joints feel more mobile and pain-free, improving the perfusion of your circulatory and lymphatic systems, as well as strengthening and allowing healthy movement in your muscles and fascia.

Overall, the method is used to change and improve your muscle tone. In turn, the treatment can correct movement patterns, improve posture, and improve lymphatic circulation. The method is based on the body’s own natural healing process, which simply promotes muscle efficiency and encourages the muscle to react in healthy, beneficial ways.

Let me explain in further detail how the different benefits come about with Kinesio Taping, according to what you seek from the treatment.

The 3 Key Benefits of Kinesio Taping

  1. Provides Support and Stability to the Joints and Muscles to Stop Joint Weakness, Cracking, and Pain: For athletes and sportsmen and women, their muscles and joints are put under a lot of pressure.

Athletes push their bodies to the limit and because of this can be prone to joint and muscle injury. Kinesio Taping can be used as a preventative method to avoid injury and strain for high-impact sports.

For women, due to hormonal changes and our bodies being designed to bare and deliver babies, our joints have and continue to go through changes that can lead to joint laxity and weakness. To name a few problems that may occur in your joints, think of your hips, back and pelvis during pregnancy, Kinesio taping can help stabilize key joints that make you feel better quickly. And consider your neck, shoulders and back as you’ve aged- you may be more prone to headaches at the end of the day or achiness and pain going down into your upper back, shoulders and arms. Kinesio taping can help stabilize your neck, back and shoulders so you do not experience pain.

Fortunately, Kinesio Taping does not affect circulation and your body’s normal range of motion, which makes it ideal for athletes to continue their practice whilst not affecting performance.

  1. Promotes Muscle Efficiency and Detoxification: Kinesio Taping can help to control the muscles, ensuring that they work efficiently and healthily. This again can help sportsmen to prevent injury and enhance their performance. It can also help to prevent over-contraction in long-distance or interval runners and trainers

Whilst the muscles work efficiently, there is a positive impact not only on movement, but also on the healthy flow of lymph and venous fluids.

  1. Reduces Inflammation, Relaxes Muscles and Promotes Recovery: As well as being an effective injury preventive measure, Kinesio taping can help to treat a wide variety of muscle related injuries and conditions. Kinesio Taping can reduce inflammation, help to relax the muscles and as such, helps to promote a healthy recovery from injury. Specifically, Kinesio Taping can help to alleviate conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), knee and shoulder conditions, arthritis, lower back pain and strain, plantar fasciitis, hamstring and groin injuries, pre- and post-surgical edema and also whiplash. The method can also significantly reduce healing time required for sports injuries, as well as speed up the rehabilitation process. There is a wealth of anecdotal evidence to prove the benefits of Kinesio Taping to the muscles in promoting quick and healthy recovery of injury.

How to Access Kinesio Taping Treatment

Specialist Kinesio Taping Chiropractors have studied and certified with the Kinesio Taping Association. You’ll get the most from the treatment if you access other complimentary chiropractic treatments alongside your Kinesio Taping Treatment. Your body is only as strong and healthy as it is mobile, energized and balanced. A chiropractor frees up stuck motion in your body which helps you feel just this way. A consultation is also important to ensure that Kinesio Taping is the best treatment option for you or to assess the best way to address your goals, symptoms or concerns.

Dr. Nicole Muschett, a Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Chiropractor, is an accredited Kinesio Taping Chiropractor. She offers a no-obligation free consultation, to get to know you and the problems you are experiencing. Kinesio Taping may help. Just contact us today to find out more.

Do you have any questions about how Kinesio Taping may help you? Our team is happy to help you and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Just give us a call or explore our website.