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How Kinesio Tape Compliments Chiropractic Care - 12/20/2022

If you are looking for a way to expedite your recovery process from a serious injury, you need to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. That is why working with a professional is critical. Even though chiropractic care can help you recover from a variety of injuries, there are other methods that could complement chiropractic care. One example is called Kinesio taping. What do you need to know about Kinesio taping, and how can it help you recover?

What Is Kinesio Taping?

When someone talks about Kinesio taping, they are usually referring to a therapeutic taping method that can alleviate pain and add support while also facilitating drainage from the lymphatic system. The entire purpose of Kinesio taping is to lift the skin ever so slightly. There are multiple layers of skin, and they might fold on top of one another when an area is injured, increasing slight pressure on the tissue underneath.

By using Kinesio taping, it is possible to increase the interstitial space between the skin and tissues underneath. This can reduce inflammation and improve blood flow to specific areas to accelerate the recovery process. It can be used to help people recover from athletic injuries, motor vehicle accidents, surgical procedures, and even chronic pain. Therefore, it is frequently used by practitioners of all backgrounds.

What Are the Top Benefits of Kinesio Taping?

First, it can alleviate pressure on tissues that are recovering from injuries, helping them recover naturally. In addition, Kinesio taping is a solid option because it does not necessarily lead to complications and side effects. Unlike prescription medications and surgical procedures, the chances of developing side effects are relatively low. Finally, this is also a treatment technique that can address a wide variety of injuries and conditions. Because Kinesio taping comes in many shapes and forms, it can play a role in the treatment process of numerous injuries.

When the tape is applied properly, it can have a positive impact on muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, fascia, and the circulatory system. Therefore, it can play an important role in the treatment process, helping you recover.

There are several ways that Kinesio taping can complement chiropractic care, but the biggest way is that Kinesio taping should be viewed as an extension of manual therapy. The entire purpose of chiropractic care is to use manual therapy to put the body in a position to recover naturally. Kinesio taping helps take pressure off the joints while adding support and not restricting joint function. By lifting the skin ever so slightly, it is possible to alleviate pressure on tissues underneath the surface, which allows them to stay in proper alignment for longer amounts of time. This could help your body recover more quickly. Therefore, a chiropractor may follow a treatment session with Kinesio taping, giving you instructions regarding how to maximize the benefits of the treatment process at home.

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