Homer Family Chiropractor offers KT Tape; an elastic sports tape designed to relieve pain and support muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
How does it work?
When a part of the body is injured by over-use or impact, the lymphatic fluids build up causing swelling and inflamtion. The build up of lymphatic fluids will cause increased pressure on muscles or tissue which can cause severe discomfort or pain. When applied correctly the KT tape lifts the skin, decompressing the fascia, allowing more movement of the lymphatic fluids which transports white blood cells throughout the body.
Why use it?
KT tape helps reduce discomfort and pain. Correcting tape also supports muscles inproving the ability to contract, even when weak! It also helps to not over-contract or over-extend muscle.
Benefits of Kinesio Taping
There are many benefits of using KT tape. Just a few of them are:
*Reducued swelling and inflamation
*Accelerated recovery from bruises and contusions
*Prevents or relieves muscle spasms and cramping
*Allows athletes to remain active while injured
*Without restricting range of motion it supports injured muscles and joints
*Enhances strength and muscle tone
What parts of the body does it treat?
*Ankle, Shin, Calf, Foot
*Knee, Hip, Hamstring, Groin
*Lower back, Upper back, Neck, Shoulder
*Elbow, Wrist, Hand (Sprain, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel)
What does is help with?
Sprains, Carpal Tunnel, Tarsal Tunnel, Arthritis, Weak muscles, Spasms, Plantar Fasciitis, Foot Arch pain, Pinched Nerves, Low back pain, Neck pain, Rotator Cuff strain
How long does it last?
KT tape will last between 2-3 days depending on the activity level of the area. It may be longer! It is also water resistant so it can be worn in water!