Kinesio tape has been seen during numerous Olympic Games, collegiate and professional athletics. Kinesio tape is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, enhance performance and prevent injury. It can be used with chiropractic and help during the acute, corrective or chronic phases of injury. Dr. Harlow is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner™. Which means she has received advanced training and is committed to the highest standards of patient care. Dr. Harlow not only adjusts the spine, but also the skin, fascia,muscle, ligaments and tendons. These are components of the human body that need to be addressed to keep a healthy joint and spine.
How Does Kinesio Tape Work?
There are many different ways and techniques involving the application of Kinesio tape. The information learned from a physical examination will determine the best treatment protocol. Essentially, the utilization of tape in different shapes, as well as the direction it’s applied and the stretch placed on it stimulates different receptors within the body. The tape microscopically has a lifting effect on the skin which can increase interstitial lymphatic fluid and enhance fluid exchange between tissue layers.
It’s these effects that help decrease swelling and inflammation making Kinesio tape effective on a wide range of injuries. Below are a few of Dr. Harlow’s recent patients. Check it out!