Kinesio Taping® is a therapeutic taping technique, that offers support AND rehabilitation at the same time. This was not possible before Kinesiotape. Kinesiotape uses a highly specific designed tape which has elastic properties. This technique can increase range of motion, strengthen or relax muscles, and increase the actions of the lymphatic system to increase the circulation of blood and lymph for rehabilitation. Kinesiotape is latex free and hypoallergenic; it can be worn for 3-5 days and is water proof so the patient may bathe with it on. For these reasons, it can help treat a variety of conditions. Some conditions treated by Kinesiotape are:
  • Shoulder pain
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Knee problems
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Neck Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Gait imbalance
  • Iliotibial band issues
  • Tennis elbow
  • Muscle pulls or strains
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Tendonitis
You may have seen Kinesiotape being used by athletes at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. All therapists at Derry Village Physiotherapy and Chiropractic are trained on the use and application of Kinesiotape.