So, What Is Kinesio Tape?
Kinesio Tape is a technique that is based on the body’s own natural healing process. The taping exhibits its effectiveness by activating the neurological and circulatory systems. It provides four major functions:
1) It helps supports muscles by improving muscle contraction in a weakened muscle and can reduce muscle fatigue
2) It can help remove congestion to the flow of body parts by improving blood and lymphatic circulation
3) It activates endogenous analgesic systems by possibly activating the spinal inhibitory system
4) It also can help correct joint problems by adjusting misalignments which can be caused by spasms and shortened muscles.
What Can You Tape?
Dr. Richardson uses Kinesio tape as well as functional taping methods to help alleviate muscular stiffness and joint pain. Check out some of his taping videos in the Wellness Tips section!