San Francisco Chiropractor Comments:
Kinesio Taping has been around for more than 25 years, and is currently breaking new ground in the fields of physical therapy, sports medicine, chiropractic, and athletic performance. Here is an excerpt from the "About" page at Kinesiotaping.com:
The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Both Kinesio® Tex Tape and the training protocol have shown results that would have been unheard of using older methods and materials.
In the mid-1970s, Dr. Kenzo Kase was already a well-known Japanese practitioner licensed in chiropractic and acupuncture. He developed the tape, which has a texture and elasticity very close to living human skin, in response to limitations he encountered working with rigid sports taping methods on his own patients.
Dr. Kase was experienced with both Japanese and US norms for patient treatment. He began to have questions about the limitations of the Western medical mindset. He heard of a cryotherapy treatment for arthritis that utilized tape to adjust joint distortion. In Western medicine the presumption had been that once a joint is in a certain shape that cannot be changed. He was intrigued by the possibilities that this treatment could remediate the distortion.
He developed the tape, which has a texture and elasticity very close to living human tissue, in response to limitations he encountered working with rigid sports taping methods on his own patients.
My Take: Kinesio Tape is the perfect compliment to chiropractic adjustments which seek to restore normal joint position and function. The Kinesio Tape can be applied to injured areas post adjustment to give the support necessary for a more normal motion which will accelerate the healing process.
In addition, Kinesio Taping can allow athletes to perform in situations that would otherwise subject them to further injury. The Kinesio Tape can be applied in various patterns and tensions to protect injured joints and muscles, but still allow for peak performance.
We use Kinesio Tape in San Francisco at Executive Express Chiropractic to help support injured spinal areas and extremities when we feel it is necessary. We also treat many athletes and performers that require special taping procedures to protect chronic injuries during competition or performance.
Bottom Line: Kinesio Taping and chiropractic are a perfect match...and we are proud to offer it to our patients.
If you are interested in finding out more about Kinesio Taping in San Francisco, call Executive Express Chiropractic at 415-392-2225. Ask for a complimentary Kinesio Taping demonstration and consultation.