What is Kinesio Taping?
The Kinesio Taping ® Method is a therapeutic taping technique that facilitates the body’s natural healing. Our highly skilled physical therapists are trained to apply these taping techniques in the larger context of your injury, physical exam, and home exercise program. If your doctor specifically prescribed Kinesio Taping please let us know on your first visit.
How does Kinesio Taping work?
Kinesio Taping provides support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s motion or limiting activities. Additionally, there are also taping techniques to reduce swelling and bruising. Latex free, water resistant and wearable for up to 5 days, it is safe for all ages. It can help reduce pain, change movement patterns, improve posture, and change muscle tone. Agile physical therapists are uniquely trained in these techniques to address your needs within a larger movement exam.
How is Kinesio Taping used in physical therapy?
Agile Physical Therapy offers this taping technique as a treatment option for appropriate patients. Firstly, your physical therapist will ask you questions about your symptoms, activities, and medical history to fully understand how your concerns affect your life. Secondly, they perform an extensive physical exam. In this exam, they assess your movement and stability, and test your strength and mobility. Lastly, this assessment helps them design a customized treatment plan to reach your goals. This individual treatment plan may include the following: Kinesio Taping, cupping, an individualized exercise program, manual therapy, education, and activity modification.
Kinesio Taping is for:
- Orthopedic pain (shoulder, hip, knee)
- Hamstring strain
- Patellofemoral pain
- Patellar dislocation
- Kneecap tracking issues
Furthermore, we want you to feel confident, resilient, and informed about your condition and treatment when you leave Agile!
At Agile Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine you are a unique individual. We will work with you to achieve your goals. Learn why Agile is the best in the business.