Tape it up!
Kinesio-taping is available at The Running Physio to assist in relieving pain, promoting recovery, increasing mobility, improving range of motion, or just prepping you for whatever race or event you’re headed to!
What Are The Benefits Of Kinesio-Taping?
Kinesio-taping aids in the restoration of function by restoring broken connections between the skin and the muscles, joints, and tendons beneath it. Many people also find it improves pain and performance during running or other athletic events.
With taping, pain receptors are blocked from reaching the brain. The muscles in the affected area will be more likely to relax and the likelihood of spasms will be greatly reduced if these pain signals are not received. Blood flow and mobility can be improved, and reaction time faster.
There are many reasons why Kinesio-taping may be useful to you. These include, but are not limited to:
Scar tissue management
Healing from trauma can cause a thick band of scar tissue to develop around the affected area, which can obstruct movement signals. Kinesio-taping can stretch your scar tissue, making movement signals more easily communicated and therefore increasing your mobility.
It helps to decrease swelling caused by surgery, injury, or overuse by limiting the pressure between the skin and the tissues underneath. This allows any buildup of fluid to travel freely and promotes better movement of the affected area.
The brain no longer receives painful messages from the affected area because pain receptors are suppressed, allowing the muscles to relax. This allows for more mobility, quicker recovery, and a more relaxing treatment experience overall.
It can be challenging at times for your joints to stay in position due to certain situations. Kinesio-tape can aid in the stabilization and support of these joints while still allowing them to move within their normal range of motion.
How Do I Book for Kinesio-Taping?
You can ask your Toronto, ON physiotherapist to try tape out during your assessment or treatment session.
Kinesio-tape will be applied to the problematic area of your body, as well as any other areas of your body that are giving you discomfort or stiffness, by our physiotherapists. Typically it lasts for 3-5 days and is waterproof.
If you believe you could benefit from Kinesio-taping, please make an appointment at The Running Physio.
Speed Up Your Recovery With Kinesio-Taping Treatments
We at The Running Physio are committed to assisting you in reaching your peak physical performance, and we would love to meet with you and devise a plan to do so. Request an appointment today to get started on the road to recovery!