Spider Kinesio Taping

As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Behar is skilled in treating sport injuries. Many patients usually visit us for chronic muscle pain and inflammation. This is true for patients who suffer from headaches, carpal tunnel, neck pain, arthritis, shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries, and sprains. One very effective treatment for these conditions is a spider kinesio taping.

What is Spider Kinesio Taping?

The spider kinesio taping treatment is based off of the body’s own natural healing ability. This kinesio taping is most effective by the activation of the neurological and circulatory systems. Since muscles not only attribute to the movement of the body but also to the circulation of the body, a failure in the muscles could result in many areas of your body to not function properly.

Since so much attention was given to the improvement of muscles, it was logical to start using the muscles itself as its own healing process for the body. Using an elastic tape, it was found that muscles can be healed by using outside assistance provided by this tape. Dr. Behar have found that using the kinesio taping creates a totally new way of treating nerves, muscles, and organs.

Spider kinesio taping is accepted by medical experts across Japan, United States, Europe, South America, and other Asian countries. Many Olympic athletes also use this technique for pain reduction and to enhance their performance.

What are the benefits of spider kinesio taping?

Reduces fatigue and stiffness in overused muscles

  • • Enhances strength and muscle tone in weak, injured or poorly-toned muscles
  • • Prevents over-stretching or over-contraction of injured muscles
  • • Provides support without restricting range of motion
  • • Prevents and/or relieves muscle cramps and spasms
  • • Accelerates recovery after intense exercise
  • • Enhances lymphatic flow, which removes fluids contributing to swelling and pain
  • • Improves circulation to injured areas
  • • Relieves both acute and chronic pain
  • • Performance enhancement indirectly through decreased repetitive strain trauma, decreased onset of muscular fatigue and the reduced occurrence of muscle cramping
  • • Prevention of injuries through re-establishing joint stability, enhancing the necessary healing mechanisms and through smooth controlled limitation of potentially harmful ranges of motion
  • • Pain and inflammation reduction

Why is Kinesio taping superior to conventional athletic tape?

Normal athletic tape is made to restrict the movement of muscles and joints. Because of this, multiple layers of athletic tape have to be rolled around the area. This can put a lot of pressure, stop circulation, and obstruct the flow of fluids on your body. With Kinesio taping, it is based off a different philosophy that aims to free the movement and no restrict the muscles and body in order for the body to heal itself.

At Pines Family, we’ve found other benefits of kinesio tape:

  • • Kinesio tape is the only one of three medically accepted tapes in North America to provide a unique and essential healing method
  • • Because all the edges are machine cut, it doesn’t’ fray and loosen as much as hand cut tape
  • • It’s designed to be worn 24/7 for 5 days or more, providing long term benefits that no other taping can duplicate
  • • It has the same thickness and elasticity as human skin – once it’s been applied you don’t feel it. It’s breathable and waterproof, it can even be worn during extensive exercise and swimming/showering
  • • It’s lightweight and flexible. Kinesio taping is also comfortable to wear. Each application can be worn up to 5 days providing benefits 24/7 the entire time it’s worn

Spider kinesio taping is just one method we use here at Pines Family Chiropractic Center to help alleviate pain and keep our patients healthy. Contact Dr. Behar for more information on spider kinesio taping and to find which chiropractic treatment is right for you.

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