The Kinesio Taping Method has taken the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine world by storm. Developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase nearly 25 years ago in Japan, Kinesio Taping has become the gold standard for therapeutic rehabilitative taping. Our proprietary method of taping uses a uniquely designed and patented tape for treatment of muscular disorders and lymphedema reduction.
Kinesio Taping at Regenerate Health Medical Center in Santa Barbara
The Kinesio Taping Method involves taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support to weakened muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints, to prevent over-contraction or over-use injuries as well as facilitate lymphatic drainage. There are two (2) primary techniques:
The first technique gives the practitioner the opportunity to support structures while maintaining full range of motion, enabling the individual to participate in physical activity with functional assistance while improving strength and decreasing pain.
The second technique helps prevent overuse or over-contraction and provides increased lymphatic flow to assist in injury recovery. It is most commonly used in the acute stage of rehabilitation. There are many applications that will be customized to your case.
Kinesio Tape can be used in conjunction with other therapies, including hydrotherapy, manual therapy, and guided PEMF. At Regenerate Health Medical Center we combine all of these therapies to get you the best treatment possible.
Safe and Effective
Kinesio Taping affects the activation of the neurological system, the body’s information processor, and the circulatory system. Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body but they also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms. Consequently, so much attention was given to the importance of muscle function that the idea of treating the muscles in order to activate the body’s own healing process came about. Using an elastic tape, it was discovered that muscles and other tissues could be helped by outside assistance. Employment of Kinesio Taping creates a totally new approach to treating nerves, muscles, and organs.
This kind of taping is called “Kinesiotape”. Its purpose is to tone down the muscle to reduce pain. In some cases you can also increase muscle tone to strengthen and stabilize joints. The method and tape allow the individual to receive the therapeutic benefits 24 hours per day because the tape continuously provides support and can be worn for several days per application. Currently, Kinesio Taping is used in hospitals, clinics, universities, high schools, and by professional sports teams.