Kinesio taping is a method of therapy that allows athletes, those in chronic pain, and those dealing with injuries to find pain relief and healing. Developed in 1980 by Dr. Kase, Kinesio Tape started as an add-on method of therapy, but has since become its own legitimate healing treatment. How Does Kinesio Tape Work?  Kinesio taping helps the body correct its own joint and muscle issues simply by stimulating certain systems and encouraging proper bodily functions. Typically, harsh medications and treatments can be avoided with the assistance of Kinesio Tape. Here are four main ways that Kinesio Taping treats injuries: Supports the Affected Muscle or Muscle Group  Usually, a certain muscle or group of muscles is more susceptible to pain and inflammation. Some people know they have knee issues. Others have weak calf muscles. Perhaps you’ve injured your shoulder in the past. Whatever it is that ails you, Kinesio Tape Continue reading →

Injuries are a sore point for many Canadians. As the 5th leading cause of death for Canadians of all ages, injuries are inflicting scars that don’t heal easily for people from all walks of life. Incurring billions of dollars in out-of-pocket expense for sufferers each year in terms of treatment and loss of wages, various types of injuries make it difficult for the afflicted to function normally in everyday life. Thankfully inventive tools and pin-pointed care can address the needs of the populace. Kinesiology taping is one method of treatment that has been easing pain for decades. Now more regularly touted in therapeutic venues, kinesiology taping is relieving numerous types of pain and improving the lives of many. Whether you are a professional athlete in need of muscle support or have a child who suffers from joint pain, relief is possible. What is kinesiology taping? Simply put, it is a Continue reading →

Among the variety of different physiotherapy treatments to help fight injury and restore strength, you’ll find K-Taping, technically known as “kinesio taping.”  K-taping is a non-invasive treatment that as you might have guessed, uses kinesio tape as part of the process.  In fact, it is the main part of the process and it is effective at treating several common issues. What Is It? Basically, K-taping is a process of applying a special tape to various parts of the body in order to reduce pain or swelling and increase range of motion. Do I Need It? Your need for K-taping will ultimately be determined by your physiotherapist, but it is a useful treatment for anyone who has experienced an injury or condition that is limiting range of motion and causing pain.  In some cases, K-taping might seem like the most logical choice and won’t be prescribed and other times it will.  It really goes on Continue reading →

Traditional athletic tapes are designed to restrict the movement of affected muscles and joints of your body to quicken the healing process. Kinesio taping therapy has a fundamentally different approach. It is designed to allow your muscles and joints a range of free of motions so that they can heal by themselves thorough natural biomechanical processes. More importantly, it allows you to continue training and engaging in sporting activities despite your injuries. The Kinesio tape can stretch up to 130 – 140% of its original length. The high elasticity of this adhesive tape gives your muscles much needed support through a range of motions. If properly applied, it can cure a variety of physical injuries and dysfunctions. The main benefits of the therapy are: Supports the muscles: The support it provides improves your muscle’s ability to contract, reduces the feeling of pain and prevents muscle cramp, overextension and over-contraction. Improves the flow Continue reading →