Kinesio Taping FAQs from our Long Beach Chiropractor
Your Long Beach chiropractor is pleased to offer kinesiology tape services to enhance chiropractic care and injury treatment. Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about kinesiology tape:
What is kinesiology tape and what does it do?
Kinesiology tape is a medical tape that brings support to injured joints and muscles while also reducing inflammation and pain. While it is restrictive and provides stabilization for an injured area, it also allows for mobility and full range of motion.
What types of injuries can be treated with kinesiology tape?
Kinesiology tape can treat sports injuries, joint pain, foot problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back issues, spinal subluxations, herniated discs, shoulder conditions, and much more.
What is kinesiology tape made of?
Kinesiology tape is made from highly elastic high grade cotton to mirror the flexibility of human muscles and skin. It is air-permeable, moisture-resistant and durable. Its adhesive is light, hypo-allergenic and heat-activated. Kinesiology tape is 100% latex-free.
How is kinesiology tape applied?
Kinesiology tape should be applied to clean, dry skin. Exact application procedures depend upon the injury. In most cases, the tape is applied with the muscle or joint in its flexed position. Different techniques can be used depending if rehabilitation or support is required.
What are some of the other benefits of kinesiology tape?
In many cases, injured areas can benefit from limited movement instead of being rested or completely immobilized. Unfortunately, injury pain and instability often make this impossible. However, with the support and flexibility of kinesiology tape, movement, circulation and enhanced healing in the injured area is possible.
Long Beach chiropractor Dr. Michael A. Wooten of Alamitos Bay Chiropractic & Wellness Center has been a Chiropractic Physician serving the Long Beach area for nearly 25 years. Dr. Wooten is a native resident of Southern California and also received his chiropractic education there. He is pleased to offer sports chiropractic services to athletes and active persons in addition to traditional chiropractic care for all.
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Kinesiology tape can be a highly effective complement to injury treatment for sports injuries as well as muscle strains and sprains. It helps to support the area to allow for movement and mobility while also reducing the risk of further injury. Long Beach chiropractor Alamitos Bay Chiropractic & Wellness Center is pleased to offer this healing service.