Kinesiology taping also known as K tape is an effective additional tool to our therapists and can be used in a number of ways to achieve certain benefits. At Faye Pattison Physiotherapy based here in Chelmsford, Essex, we use the leading tape in the industry RockTape as in our eyes, our patients deserve the best. By just applying the tape to the skin, a bio-mechanical lifting effect takes place to decompress the tissues under the skin to increase blood flow, which increases the healing, decompress pain receptors to reduce pain.
Other benefits of using K-Tape include the increasing our movement awareness called proprioception. The tape can help maintain a more ‘normal’ biomechanical movement, offsetting muscles of stimulating muscles to work appropriately, increase functional stability to structures, reduce strain on repairing tissues and delay the onset of muscle fatigue and cramp. It is being used more and more by sportsman however is becoming acknowledged as an effective treatment tool by the general public. Kinesiology tape also has great benefits in reducing swelling and bruising faster than if left untreated with our therapists seeing great results with impact bruising and post-surgery swelling.