Whether you are an endurance athlete, who overuses specific muscles, or if you are someone who is experiencing joint pain, kinseo taping may be a great solution to provide you some instant pain relief. Kinseo taping is a great option for our patients who have pain, swelling or for providing extra support to weak muscles or joints.
The taping technique was borrowed from athletic trainers and the kinseo taping method often decreases pain, provides external support for healing tissues, and helps reduce edema Studies have shown that kinseo taping can be beneficial in numerous ways such as:
- Changing pain signal pathways
- Improving blood circulation
- Supporting weak muscles and joints
- Retraining muscles that have lost function
- Enhancing athletic performance
- Managing scars
FTG Physical Therapy can provide you information on what kind of tape will be effective for your specific needs.. The type of tape will be dependent on the type of support needed and your tolerance of adhesives. Ensuring that you have the right type of tape and adhesive, as well as a specific wrapping style will maximize your results. Keep in mind that kinseo tape is not supposed to come off like a band-aid. Use baby oil or cooking oil on the tape and let it soak a few minutes to break down the adhesive. You want to remove the tape in the direction of hair growth by slowly rolling the tape down and applying pressure n the skin with your other hand. Use more oil to help remove any residue. At FTG Physical Therapy, we will ensure that you will have the knowledge to apply and remove your kinseo tape properly.
Overall, kinseo taping may give you support, increased blood circulation, reduced pain, and improvement of your muscles and joints. FTG Physical Therapy recommends that you give us a call before purchasing kinseo tape in order for us to guide you on how to use it effectively as well as discuss if it will be more useful for you to use both kinseo taping and physical therapy treatments.