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Kinesiotaping

Kinesiotaping at Haney Physiotherapy in Maple Ridge, BC

Your physiotherapist at Haney Physiotherapy in Maple Ridge, BC, may decide that adding kinesiotaping to your physiotherapy treatment plan will aid your healing. This therapeutic elastic tape supports many of your body’s natural healing processes.

Your physiotherapist will apply the kinesiotape in various patterns on your skin that provide stability, support and enhance lymphatic drainage near joints or muscles. The tape does not restrict your ability to move. Taping is usually implemented to change muscle tone, help move lymphatic fluid, improve your posture or correct movement patterns.

What Conditions Does Kinesiotaping Help?

Usually used in tandem with other physiotherapy treatments, Kinesiotaping 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
  • Bunions
  • 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 Haney Physiotherapy in Maple Ridge, 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.

Your lymphatic system regulates fluid buildup and swelling throughout your body. Kinesiotaping creates more space under your skin, which changes the pressure. This extra space enhances the flow of lymphatic fluid and increases healing.

Haney Physiotherapy in Maple Ridge, BC

If your physiotherapist applies Kinesotape during your treatment, you can expect it will stay on for 3 or 4 days. That is often just enough time to come back to see us here at Haney Physiotherapy in Maple Ridge, BC. If you won’t be back that soon, be sure to ask your physiotherapist how and when to remove the kineseotape yourself.




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