Many Athletes Use Kinesio Tape® for Injury Rehabilitation in Jackson, NJ
Kinesio Tape® is designed to boost the body’s natural repair processes while providing support and stability to injured muscles and joints as they heal. It can also be used to extend the benefits of manual therapy without restricting range of motion. For these reasons, the orthopedists at Advanced Physical Therapy of Freehold often recommend this therapeutic taping technique for injured athletes and other active individuals in the Jackson, NJ, area.
Based on a clinical evaluation, which may involve an assessment of muscle strength, range of motion, and gait, an orthopedist at Advanced Physical Therapy of Freehold near Jackson, New Jersey, can determine the optimal application of Kinesio Tape. For instance, the tape can be applied to specific areas of the body in single “I” strips, “X” or “Y” patterns, or other specialized shapes in predetermined configurations. The amount of tape “stretch” can vary as well.
With a precise application, Kinesio Tape can target specific receptors in the body’s somatosensory system, which in turn can:
- Alleviate pain
- Encourage lymphatic drainage
- Promote circulation
- Optimize performance
- Prevent further injuries
- Restore the body to its pre-injury state
Additionally, Kinesio Tape can microscopically lift the skin. This lifting effect can create space underneath the skin, helping to reduce inflammation in an injured area.
Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio Tape is both comfortable and effective for many rehabilitative purposes. In some cases, an underlying condition may require treatment as well. Kinesio Tape can be a valuable complement to a more comprehensive treatment plan.
If you’d like to learn more about Kinesio Tape, you can consult with the orthopedic experts at Advanced Physical Therapy of Freehold at our state-of-the-art facility near Jackson, NJ. We can provide individualized advice and create a treatment plan to help you achieve your full physical potential and health both quickly and safely.