Kinesio Taping in Jacksonville Beach
What Is It?
Kinesio tape is the brand name of elastic therapeutic tape, which is a cotton-woven elastic tape that is placed over muscles and joints the body. It is latex free, hypoallergenic and waterproof. The wave-like pattern of the tape along with its elastic properties allows the tape to "breathe", acting like a second skin. Because of this, the tape can be worn for days at a time without falling off.
What Does It Do?
The elasticity of the tape lifts the skin (on a microscopic level), adding space between the muscles and dermal layers. This allows for increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and the flow of lymphatic fluid in and out of the region being taped. The tape can be applied in one strip or multiple layers in alternating directions, depending on the region and condition being treated.
Can It Help Me?
While current clinical research is inconclusive on the efficacy of the tape, there are millions of cases and people around the world that have experienced the benefits that Kinesio Tape has to offer. However, as with most things in life, what works for one person may not work for another. Every person is unique and that is why our doctors take great care in customizing a treatment plan specific to you and your goals. Here are some of the reasons why our patients have tried and keep coming back for Kinesio Taping applications:
swelling reduction (in acute injuries)