Kinesiology Taping is a rehabilitative taping technique that targets receptors in the somatosensory system to assist in alleviating pain and facilitating lymphatic drainage to reduce inflammation and bruising. Unlike strapping tape, kinesiology tape does not restrict joint range of motion.
Kinesiology taping is said to re-educate the neuromuscular system, optimise performance and promote healing by improving circulation. With the correct application, kinesiology tape decompresses the tissues by gently lifting and separating the multiple layers of tissue. This stimulates and activates the muscles and fascia to improve movement patterns but also helps reduce muscle tension from spasm and contracture. Neurologically, kinesiology taping alters the perception of pain and improves body awareness and posture.
For many short or long term injuries, a range of people from elite athletes to sedentary office workers use kinesiology tape to reduce their pain and improve their function.
Practitioners at Canberra City Health Network regularly incorporate kinesiology taping into their treatments. Kinesiology taping is particularly helpful for shoulder pain, lower back muscle tension and acute ankle swelling/bruising.
If you would like to know more about kinesiology taping, please contact our friendly reception staff.