Kinesio Taping

benefits of kinesio taping

Kinesio taping in Anchorage is becoming very popular.  Kinesio taping is a specialized form of taping that has been used in various chiropractic, physical therapy, medical, and orthopedic clinics for many years. Not only has kinesio taping been utilized in a variety of health care facilities, world class athletes including Lance Armstong, David Beckam, Kerri Walsh, and Serena Williams have also recognized its benefits.


Purpose of Kinesio Taping in Anchorage AK

The primary purpose of kinesio taping is to not only provide support for joints and muscles, but also to aid in the elimination of pain and increase both lymph drainage and blood flow.  Our chiropractors at Interactive Health have been properly trained in the application of kinesio tape to help correct abnormal muscle function.  Through the alleviation of the stress effecting the musculature, pressure is relived from nearby nerves, blood, and lymph vessels.  As these systems begin to function properly, inflammation and pain begin to decrease, and the restoration of full range of motion is accomplished.  In contrast to traditional taping methods that are primarily utilized to reduce motion and stabilize the joint, kinesio taping is applied in such a way that doesn’t cause compression of the underlying structures.


How can Kinesio taping help you?

So how can kinesio taping help you?  Since kinesio taping has demonstrated a positive effect on the vascular, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems, it has been shown through research to assist with healing, increase range of motion, and decrease the symptoms of several conditions.  As mentioned above, kinesio taping has been used by several famous athletes, but it is more commonly used by individuals involved with manual labor, people undergoing rehabilitation, people who frequently engaged in exercise, and high school and college athletes. Some common conditions that have been shown to benefit from kinesio taping include:

  • Conditions causing muscular dysfunction
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Shoulder problems
  • Knee problems
  • Patella dysfunctions
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post surgery stabilization
  • Support for ankle sprains
  • Reduction of swelling
  • Tennis elbow
  • Whiplash injuries

If you are suffering from any of these conditions or are intersted in obtaining more information regarding kinesio taping, please contact the Interactive Health team in Anchorage.

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Interactive Health
751 East 36th Avenue #102
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 929-7818