Curious About Kinesio Taping? Here's How It Works

kinesio taping, International Spine, Pain & Performance Center

If you’re living with pain and inflammation or muscle weakness and tension, our team at International Spine, Pain & Performance Center might recommend Kinesio® Taping. This innovative therapeutic technique uses a special adhesive tape to treat a wide range of problems all over your body, from your head to your toes. With convenient locations in Washington, DC, and Arlington, Virginia, we can help relieve your discomfort or improve your athletic performance without interfering with your range of motion, thanks to Kinesio® Tex Tape.

The healing characteristics of Kinesio Tex Tape

Kinesio Tex Tape is a special type of tape that’s 100% high-grade cotton, water resistant, and 100% latex free. Unlike other sports tapes that reduce your movement, Kinesio Tex Tape is designed to be as flexible as your skin and muscles, air permeable so your skin can breathe, and hypoallergenic. It’s also durable and lasts 3-5 days with each application -- even if you sweat heavily or shower -- so one roll of tape usually provides 8-10 treatments.

For maximum results, we recommend applying Kinesio Tex Tape with the following in mind:

Our team uses this specialized tape in combination with the Kinesio® Taping Method to provide maximum therapeutic benefits.

The benefits of the Kinesio Taping Method

The Kinesio Taping Method involves applying strips of Kinesio Tex Tape in particular ways to help support your muscles, joints, and tendons to improve your mobility. These application techniques are very different from traditional uses of athletic tape because they pull the upper layers of your skin in certain ways to create space between your muscle. Opening up this area provides several benefits, including:

We also use Kinesio Taping to improve your joint alignment by controlling how muscle groups in the area function.

Who can benefit from Kinesio Taping

Our team recommends Kinesio Taping for a wide range of injuries or illnesses. This unique therapy can offer several advantages depending on your condition, including:

We can also teach you the most effective way of applying your Kinesio Tex Tape so you can continue taping yourself up at home.

To learn more about Kinesio Taping and to find out if it’s right for you, call us at International Spine, Pain & Performance Center or schedule an appointment online today.

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