Kinesiology tape is a fantastic treatment option that helps facilitate the body’s natural healing process while also providing stability and support for joints and muscles. At Vantage Integrative Health + Wellness, located in Chestermere, we can show you how to properly utilize this affordable and effective treatment method.
Kinesiology tape targets certain receptors in the somatosensory system, alleviating pain and facilitating lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting your skin. The lifting effect forms convolutions in the skin, which increases interstitial space and allows for a decrease in inflammation of the targeted area. Some of the benefits of kinesiology tape include:
Provides stability and support to muscles and joints without affecting range of motion and circulation
Can be used for treating pain and edema
Can help with some neuromuscular, neurological and orthopedic conditions
Can help with muscle strength through physical assistance and tactile feedback through the skin (gives a proprioception boost)
Can be effective for both athletic and active individuals as well as less athletic people and people with a hypotonic physiology
To learn more about this safe, affordable and effective treatment method, please don’t hesitate to call us in Chestermere!
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