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Kinesiology is a wonderful complement to chiropractic care, as each considers musculoskeletal structure and human movement. In the chiropractic and rehab setting, kinesiology taping is often incorporated into treatment for sports injuries. This modality can also aid in the proper movement of muscles to prevent injury as well as to enhance physical performance, something many of our patients appreciate. Athletes who are looking for taping techniques that will get the job done safely and effectively choose the team at Eastside Spine & Injury in Milwaukie, Oregon.
We offer a number of different kinesiology taping techniques, tailoring care to your unique needs:
Taping for pain management. Kinesiology tape may be applied around and over muscles for the reduction of swelling and pain. Pain relief comes from the technique that reduces irritation and pressure on sensory and neurological receptors in the muscles. In addition to improving comfort, kinesiology taping encourages blood flow and muscle movement, each of which aids in the healing of tissue damage. Taping may be used to reduce pain such as shin splints, low back pain, and knee pain.
Taping for performance. Kinesiology tape may be applied to muscles and joints to correct movement and function. Taping the knees, for instance, allows them to track and glide smoothly during various movements. Performance taping is popular among golfers, tennis players, soccer players, CrossFit athletes, and many others.
Taping for fascial movement. We call the band of connective tissue around various parts of the body fascia. Muscles and organs covered by fascia will be affected by its condition. Taping for fascial movement takes into the account the entire chain of muscles involved in the desired movement.
Taping for decompression. One of the benefits of a proper kinesiology taping technique is the lift that takes place. When more space is created between muscle and skin, lymphatic and blood flow to and from injured tissues is improved. The result is expedited healing.
Latex-free kinesiology tape remains in place for days. It need not be removed for swimming or bathing. The team at Eastside Spine & Injury is excited about what can be done with this modality. We are happy to answer your questions or consult with you regarding the treatment of your health concern. Call our Milwaukie office at (503) 654-7400 to schedule your visit.