Kinesiology taping is a simple yet highly effective treatment option that can be used on a wide variety of ailments and injuries to reduce your pain, decrease swelling and bruising, and shorten the time needed to rehab your injuries. Kinesiology tape is light weight, flexible and designed to move with the skin so it will not restrict your range of motion. It is also hypoallergenic and is suitable for use in all age groups.
Kinesiology tape acts by gently lifting the skin from the underlying tissues, which results in improved circulation, increased lymphatic drainage, and reduced pressure on nerve endings that may be causing pain. Kinesiology taping can also help position skin and muscles to help with posture, proper muscle activation, and aid in muscle relaxation.
This treatment is most effectively used in combination with other treatments such as myofascial release, electro-acupuncture and therapeutic exercises. The tape has been widely used during the past several Summer and Winter Olympics by many athletes to improve their athletic performance.
Common uses include:
- Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Knee Pain
- Ankle sprains
- Hamstrings strains
- Postural imbalances
- Acute swelling and bruising
- Pregnancy related pain
Other Chiropractic Services
- Myofascial Release
- Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Chiropractic Joint Manipulation/Adjustment
How often should I come?
A series of sessions are generally needed to achieve resolution/improvement of the problem and the frequency depends on the individual and your particular health condition. Once the initial complaint is addressed, maintenance sessions are generally recommended. Dr. Jocelyn Hayes, D.C. will work with you to address all issues and to develop a protocol that you are comfortable with.
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