Kinesiotaping at Aldergrove Physiotherapy
Your physiotherapist at Aldergrove Physiotherapy may decide that kinesiotaping is an appropriate part of your treatment plan. This therapeutic elastic tape supports your body’s natural healing processes.
Your physiotherapist applies the kinesiotape in particular patterns to provide stability and support for your muscles or joints without restricting your ability to move. Taping is usually implemented to change muscle tone, help move lymphatic fluid, Improve your posture, or correct movement patterns.
What Conditions Does Kinesiotaping Help?
Kinesiotaping is usually used in tandem with other physiotherapy treatments, but it can treat injuries alone. Many conditions benefit from Kinesiotaping, so your physiotherapist may recommend this specialized technique if you have any of these (or some others).
- Pain and swelling in your neck, elbow, shoulder, wrist, lumbar, groin, hip, knee or ankle
- Shoulder injury
- Tennis elbow
- Shoulder instability
- Ankle instability
- Strained hamstring or quadriceps
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tibialis posterior dysfunction
- Turf toe
- IT Band Friction Syndrome
- Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome
- Achilles Tendon
- Educating muscles
- Supporting weak areas
- Posture correction
- Performance enhancement for athletes
- Managing scar sites
How Does Kinesiotaping Help?
When your physiotherapist at Aldergrove Physiotherapy suggests kinesiotaping, they are working to provide additional support and stability for your muscles and joints. Plus, Kinesiotape encourages your lymphatic system to work to support faster healing.
The lymphatic system is how your body regulates fluid buildup and swelling. So, Kinesiotaping creates more subcutaneous (under your skin) space. This additional space changes the pressure under your skin, which is enough to enhance the flow of lymphatic fluid and increase healing.
If your physiotherapist applies Kinesotape during your treatment, you can expect it will stay on for 3 or 4 days. That is often just enough time to come back to see us here at Aldergrove Physiotherapy. If your next appointment is more than 3 or 4 days away, your physiotherapist will let you know how and when to remove the kinesiotape yourself.