The Kinesio Benefit
Evaluation and assessment are key in the treatment of any clinical condition. In order to get the desired results from Kinesio Taping as well as any other treatment, a full assessment of the patient is necessary. In some cases, the treatment of a condition may require treatment of other underlying conditions as well. This assessment should include manual muscle testing, range of motion testing, gait assessment, and any other orthopedic special tests that you deem necessary. The information gained from these assessments will allow for the proper treatment protocol to be laid out. Kinesio Taping can be a valuable addition to this protocol, as It has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. Kinesio Taping can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and modalities within your clinic and is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases on an injury as well as being used for preventative measures.
Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for preventative maintenance, deem and to treat pain. In this type of session lasting about 15-20 minutes, assessment will be taken, and take will be applied to alleviate of prevent pain. Corrective exercises may also be given to promote tissue strengthening or correct biomechanics which could be causing your pain.