Have you seen athletes wearing colorful assortments of tape in odd-looking patterns on various parts of their bodies? If so, you were looking at an important modern-day technique for supporting weak tissues, easing pain, and promoting optimal physical function. Kinesio Taping is a safe, effective way to help you feel and move better, and it works beautifully alongside other non-invasive forms of care -- which is why you'll find it here at Optimal Health Chiropractic and Massage in Edmonds WA.
A Natural Complement to Chiropractic Care and Other Treatments
Kinesio Taping was originally conceived as a complement to chiropractic care -- a role it continues to play to this day. Kinesio Taping was first developed back in the 1970s by Dr. Kenjo Kase, a chiropractor looking for ways to help his patients benefit from treatment over longer periods of time between sessions. This practitioner came up with a combination of a revolutionary athletic tape and an innovative taping system.
Kinesio Tape conveys a number of important benefits to damaged tissues. When properly applied, the tape pulls upward on the skin in a manner that reduces pain signals. At the same time, the tape stimulates blood flow and lymphatic circulation, which in turn eases pain, swelling and inflammation. The enhanced blood flow provides muscles with more oxygen, which can help reduce or prevent spasms and cramping. All of these benefits not only make you more comfortable in the event of a soft tissue injury, but they also help you heal up from that injury more quickly and efficiently.
Kinesio Tape also provides much-needed support to tissues that face regular overuse. The extra support reinforces muscles without reducing your range of motion, allowing you to play your sport of choice or perform other daily tasks as you heal.
How Our Edmonds Chiropractic Clinic Uses Kinesio Taping
Our Edmonds chiropractic clinic will evaluate your injury or ailment, including your symptoms and current range of motion, to determine whether you're likely to benefit from Kinesio Taping. This modality is safe for all ages, from small children (who may need it for issues such as poor muscle tone) to seniors. Once we have applied the tape, you may be able to wear it for several days before it needs changing. We may recommend Kinesio Taping for acute sprains or strains, contusions, rehabilitation of repetitive motion injuries, or chronic pain management.
Give Your Body What It Needs -- Contact Us Today
If you're struggling with soft tissue pain, weakness or stiffness, Kinesio Taping could be just what the doctor ordered. Call our Edmonds office at (425) 361-1839 to find out!