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Kinesio Tapping

How You Can Benefit from Kinesio Tapping

Kinesio Tapping was once a secret used by athletes, but it's now obvious that it has many benefits for people from all walks of life. If you suffer from pain due to injury, stress, or repetitive motion, or you wish to avoid injury while being active, kinesio tapping could be a good option. If you live in Westminster and Broomfield, Lifetime Health and Wellness can provide kinesio tapping and many other treatments. 

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How Does Kinesio Tapping Work?

When your body is injured, lymphatic fluid builds up. This causes swelling and pain. Traditional tapping blocks the flow of lymphatic fluid as a side effect. It offers support, but blocking the lymphatic fluid is not healthy for the body. Kinesio tape provides support while creating space for the lymphatic fluid to move freely. Lymphatic fluid can then aid healing, remove toxins from the body, and reduce inflammation. It also improves blood flow, which can improve circulation and speed healing. 

Conditions Treated With Kinesio Tape

Kinesio tape is believed to support the muscles and allow them to relax but not overextend. It also helps relieve swelling and pressure in the area, relieving pain as a result. It can treat a wide range of issues.

Examples include:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Groin pain

It can be used pre and post-surgery as well. It can help relieve the pain and swelling often associated with surgical procedures, and may promote faster healing. 

In addition, Kinesio tape can be used to prevent common injuries. It's often used by athletes for support and to prevent muscle and joint injuries, but it can be just as effective for those who wish to get back into an exercise program, play a sport, or require support due to being overweight or having weak muscles or joints. 

Kinesio Tape Application

Kinesio tape is made of cotton with an elastic core. It's designed to be breathable and hypoallergenic, yet stay on for days at a time. It is water-resistant as well. Once it is applied properly, it will last for several days or longer. You can purchase kinesio tape and apply it on your own. There are many training videos explaining basic applications. 

However, the best results will be obtained by having the tape applied by a certified kinesio taping practitioner. They are trained in use and placement of the tape. Different placements can have different effects. 

If you think you could benefit from kinesio tape in Westminster and Broomfield, contact Lifetime Health and Wellness. Let us meet all your needs for chiropractic care and create a personalized treatment plan. 

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