Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology tape is a therapeutic tape that can aide in injury recovery, performance/movement enhancement, increased blood flow, and more.

How Does Kinesiology Taping Work?

Essentially, kinesiology tape can turn down the volume on pain – it “runs interference on pain”. It’s like when you hit your your shin bone on something and then rub it, and it actually does feel better. Tape on the skin can interfere with the pain signals which are directed to the brain – essentially omitting the sensation of pain.

When kinesiology tape is properly applied, the injury or pain may seem to be fixed instantly. In reality, it helps to change how your body interprets pain.

Research has shown that kinesiology tape can reduce the sensations of muscle fatigue. In rehab, this is important for the parts of your body that are currently in pain and also for the surrounding areas as they help by overcompensating.

Research has also shown that people who sprain their ankle tend to have altered activity of their hip muscle as a result. Kinesiology tape helps bring dormant muscle back to life and help calm down the overactive muscles. It helps your body coordinate movement as if it weren’t hurt, hence allowing it to heal properly.

Unlike conventional taping, which can prevent movement, kinesiology tape allows full movement of a taped area. and can help distribute forces to other nearby areas through the fascia, ligaments, and even bones.

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About Kinetic Chiropractic

Kinetic Chiropractic in Oakland, California is led by Lisa L. Koenig, DC, a chiropractor and applied Kinesiologist with a focus on women’s health, including fertility, pregnancy, postpartum & pediatric care. Her practice is offers multiple treatment modalities including kinesiology, homeopathy, and neuromuscular therapy. The office is located in Piedmont and serves patients from all over the East Bay including Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Albany, Rockridge, and Montclair.