What is Kinesio Tape?
First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesio tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance.
While the use of kinesio tape is often associated with athletes such as Serena Williams, Kerri Walsh and Lance Armstrong, the reality is that Kinesio Tape is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries.
What is Kinesio Tape used for?
• Achilles tendonitis
• Plantar fasciitis
• Jumpers knee (PFS)
• ACL/MCL issues
• Rotator cuff
• Groin and hamstring pulls
• Lower back issues
• Shin splints
• Tennis and golf elbow
• Pain associated with pregnancy
• Postural correction
Improving Sports Performance
While we can’t turn a 5 hour marathoner into a 3 hour runner, we do have methods to help you break the 3 hour barrier if you’re already close. When applied properly, Kinesio Tape can help athletes improve form and decrease fatigue through better blood flow. These are the two most critical aspects of increasing performance in almost any sport.
How does Kinesio Tape work?
When they manufacture Kinesio Tape, they introduce a bias into the weave of the fabric so it stretches in one direction and not the other. This creates a bio-mechanical lifting mechanism that lifts the skin away from the soft tissue underneath, which allows more blood to move into an injured area to accelerate healing and recovery.
What is Kinesio Tape made of?
Kinesio Tape is a natural-hybrid product and consists of 97% cotton, 3% nylon and uses no drugs. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic acrylic based adhesive and contains no latex.
Can I purchase Kinesio Tape at Fix Body Group?
Yes you can! We sell Kinesio Tape in a variety of colors and styles
Can you tape me?
Yes we can! You don’t need to be an existing patient. Call the office at 619 295 9791 to schedule an appointment or just walk ins.