What is the Kinesio® Taping Method?
The Kinesio® Taping Method (KTM) involves the use of a unique elastic, therapeutic tape that enhances the body’s natural healing process. Unlike Athletic Tape, Kinesio® Tex Tape allows for full ranges of motion and does not impede blood flow. Whether taping to alleviate chronic pain or reduce the swelling of a new injury, the versatility of this tape makes it appropriate for nearly any treatment.
How does KTM work?
When you bump your knee, elbow, or head, what is your initial, instinctive response? You rub on it, which makes it feel better. Why?
This is an example of something called Gate Control Theory. The rubbing provides a distractive stimulus, impeding the brain’s message of pain and temporarily closing the “gate” on pain receptors. When applied to the skin, Kinesio® Taping Method works in the same manner, with one application lasting up to five days from the time of visit.
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