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Kinesio Taping

Kinetic Taping

At Preferred Physical Therapy, several of our therapists have earned the distinction of being a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP). In order to be “KT” certified, the therapist must undergo specific training in the Kinesio Taping Method and demonstrate a high level of relevant professional knowledge.

Kinesio Tape is a unique therapeutic method, which provides support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting range or motion or circulation. The Kinesio Taping Method focuses on your body’s own natural healing process.  When correctly applied over the muscles, Kinesio Tape can reduce pain and inflammation and help relax overused and tired muscles.

Traditional athletic tape is generally wrapped directly around a joint to provide stability and support during a sporting event.  The side effect of athletic tape is that it often obstructs the flow of bodily fluid and many times restricts the athlete’s range of motion. For this reason, athletic tape is generally applied immediately before a sporting event and removed directly after the event. In contrast, Kinesio Tape provides support as well as healing without restricting range of motion or blood flow.

Uses for Kinesio Taping Method:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Lower back strain/pain
  • Knee conditions
  • Shoulder conditions
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Groin injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Patella tracking
  • Pre and post surgical edema
  • Ankle sprains
  • Athletic prevention
  • Support
  • Headaches

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