Kinesiology is a treatment method designed to assist the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to the muscles, joints, and tendons. One of the most popular methods used in kinesiology is taping.
When your muscles become overstressed, they are often imbalanced and can pull on your joints, which may cause pain. Taping helps support and maintain the balance between the muscles and connecting tissues.
Kinesiology tape is a special type of tape designed to mimic the thickness, weight, and elasticity of the skin. The tape’s elasticity provides the right amount of support without overly restricting movement. Kinesiology tape is made of cotton and has an acrylic adhesive that is hypoallergenic and breathable. The tape may be worn for several days at a time and is sweat and water-resistant.
NJ Spine and Wellness specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation through the many different services and modalities that we offer. One of which is kinesiology taping. We use kinesiology taping to help our patients relieve pain, improve their performance and get better faster.
Kinesiology tape allows your blood and lymphatic fluid to circulate more freely around the muscles, joints, and tendons. This helps reduce inflammation in the area. In addition, kinesiology tape stabilizes the joints and muscles by applying light pressure to the surrounding tissues while allowing some range of motion.