Improve Posture and Relieve Pain with Kinesio Taping

Are posture issues causing you discomfort in your neck, back, shoulders or feet?

Kinesio taping helps correct posture and improve circulation for quick pain relief.

What is Kinesio Taping?

Kinesio Taping is a supportive treatment method which holds the patient’s muscles and joints in a more optimal posture. The unique properties of Kinesio Tape mimic the superficial layer of your skin, allowing it to hold firm and stretch up to 60% beyond its resting length. It is also water resistant, which allows it to be wearable continuously for three to five days.  Kinesio taping helps to avoid the fatigue, stress and injury cause by poor posture, which can lead to:

  • Neck pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arm pain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Referred pain
  • Jaw pain

How Kinesio Taping works

Kinesio taping therapy works in two ways. First, it stimulates skin receptors to enhance the patient’s sense of body positioning (proprioception) in order to encourage improved posture and reduce pain. Second, the elastic Kinesio tape raises the skin and tissues in the affected area, promoting better circulation of blood and lymph fluid, which also reduces pain. The adjacent images show common Kinesio tape applications in the treatment of neck pain, lower back pain, shoulder pain, and foot pain.

Fast, effective pain relief

Kinesio tape can be applied very quickly and in many cases it offers instantaneous pain relief!

With Kinesio taping you can also expect:

  • Correct posture and muscle function
  • Improved circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Improved joint mobility
  • Injury prevention

Questions?

Contact our team at Simcoe Place Medical Clinic to learn more about Kinesio taping and how it can help relieve posture-related pain and discomfort.

 



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