Kinesiotaping at Terranova Physiotherapy in Richmond, BC
Your physiotherapist at Terranova Physiotherapy in Richmond, BC, may decide that kinesiotaping is an appropriate addition to your treatment program. This therapeutic elastic tape supports your body’s natural healing processes.
Your highly-trained physiotherapist will apply the tape in specific patterns on your skin near joints or muscles to provide support and stability without restricting how well you can move. Taping usually changes muscle tone, helps move lymphatic fluid, improves your posture, or corrects movement patterns.
What Conditions Does Kinesiotaping Help?
Kinesiotaping is usually used in tandem with other physiotherapy treatments, but it can treat injuries alone. Many conditions benefit from Kinesiotaping, so your physiotherapist may recommend this specialized technique if you have any of these (or some others).
- Pain and swelling in your neck, elbow, shoulder, wrist, lumbar, groin, hip, knee or ankle
- Shoulder injury
- Tennis elbow
- Shoulder instability
- Ankle instability
- Strained hamstring or quadriceps
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tibialis posterior dysfunction
- Turf toe
- IT Band Friction Syndrome
- Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome
- Achilles Tendon
- Educating muscles
- Supporting weak areas
- Posture correction
- Performance enhancement for athletes
- Managing scar sites
How Does Kinesiotaping Help?
When your physiotherapist at Terranova Physiotherapy in Richmond, BC, suggests kinesiotaping, they are working to provide additional support and stability for your muscles and joints. In addition, the tape helps promote healing by encouraging your lymphatic system to work harder.
The lymphatic system is how your body regulates fluid buildup and swelling. So, Kinesiotaping creates more subcutaneous (under your skin) space. This additional space changes the pressure under your skin, which is enough to enhance the flow of lymphatic fluid and increase healing.
Terranova Physiotherapy in Richmond, BC
If your physiotherapist applies Kinesiotape during your treatment, it will stay stuck on your skin for 3 or 4 days. That is usually just enough time that you are ready to come back to see us here at Terranova Physiotherapy in Richmond, BC. If your next appointment isn’t that soon, your physiotherapist will explain how and when to remove the kinesiotape yourself.