Heal From Your Sports Injury Faster with Kinesio Taping
Kinesio taping may provide you with the relief you are looking for. Midland and Freeland Sports Rehab offers this type of therapy to help relieve pain, promote recovery, increase mobility, improve range of motion, and most importantly get you back to doing the activities you love!
What Can I Gain With Kinesio Taping?
Kinesio taping aids in the restoration of function by repairing damaged connections between the skin and the muscles, joints, and tendons beneath it. Kinesio taping works by preventing pain receptors from reaching the brain. If pain signals aren’t received, muscles in the affected area relax and the risk of spasms decreases dramatically. Pressure limits blood flow and movement in the affected area. However, once the pain is relieved, blood flow and movement will restore.
There are many reasons why Kinesio taping may be useful to you in your healing journey! Some benefits include:
- Swelling reduction – It helps to decrease swelling caused by surgery, injury, or overuse by limiting the pressure between the skin and the tissues underneath. This allows any buildup of fluid to travel freely and promotes better movement of the affected area.
- Pain relief – The brain no longer receives painful messages from the affected area. This is due to pain receptors suppressing, allowing the muscles to relax. This allows for more mobility, quicker recovery, and a more relaxing treatment experience overall.
- Joint stabilization – Some conditions may make it difficult for joints to stay in place. Kinesio taping helps stabilize and provide support for joints while allowing them to move in their intended range of motion.
- Scar tissue management – Healing from trauma can cause a thick band of scar tissue to develop around the affected area. Thus, obstructing movement signals. Tapping treatment can stretch your scar tissue, making movement signals more easily communicated and therefore increasing your mobility.
How Is Kinesio Taping Performed?
At your first visit, our Midland or Freeland, MI physical therapist, chiropractor or treatment therapist will conduct a thorough assessment to determine if this taping is the best option for your treatment plan. Our treatment team provider will apply Kinesio tape to the affected area of your body as well as any other areas of your body that are causing you discomfort or stiffness. Based on your specific needs, they will incorporate a variety of exercises and procedures into their treatment plans.
Many of our patients have discovered that Kinesio taping helped them return to a normal routine without residual discomfort/stiffness!
If you believe you could benefit from Kinesio taping, please make an appointment at Midland or Freeland Sports Rehab ASAP!
Ready To Speed Up Your Recovery?
We at Midland and Freeland Sports Rehab are committed to assisting you in reaching your peak physical performance, and we would love to meet with you and devise a plan to do so. Request an appointment today to get started on the road to recovery!