Now Certified in Kinesio Taping: An Advantage in Many Ways

February 13, 2014 in Our News & Bulletins by Primary Spine & Rehab

Congratulations to Jen Meier, MPT, CLT, CKTP who recently earned her certification in Kinesio Taping.  At the Health & Wellness Centers of Enfield and Suffield we use a special technique called Kinesio Taping to provide protection for muscles and joints in a way that actually improves circulation, and Jen recently completed her certification in this technique. Kinesio Taping speeds healing and recovery by allowing damaged joints to move within healthy ranges of motion, by enhancing neurological feedback, and by creating a pumping effect for local circulation. Typically not a standalone therapy, this technique enhances several physical therapy treatments to create faster pain relief, more efficient therapeutic results, and more satisfied clients.

 

This technique has been connected with improved physical therapy results in focal dystonia, chronic low back pain, shoulder impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and acute whiplash.1-6 Because our patients can wear the high-grade tape for more significant time spans, structures can be affected to enhance treatment for problems one might not usually consider. Kinesio Taping gives our therapists an advantage in the treatment of:

  • Lymphedema
  • Edema
  • Scars & adhesions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Shoulder conditions
  • Hematomas
  • Tendon, ligament, & joint injuries
  • Retraining in healthier movement patterns
  • Back pain
  • Whiplash and neck injuries

In  Kinesio Taping® technique, therapists apply adhesive strips to the skin to aide in mechanical and functional corrections in muscles and joints.  The technique involves the use of tape with 40% to 60% elasticity.  The tape in question features durable four-day wearing periods that allow for more therapeutic effects than traditional taping.  The tape used is latex free and hypoallergenic.  Active patients will appreciate how the tape channels out air, sweat, and water to enhance skin breathing.  Our therapists can vary the effects of the taping by applying the tape unstretched or pre-stretched; in various patterns; to skin that is unstretched or stretched.

Thank you to Jen for taking a leadership role in adding this expertise and credential to our centers.

Kinesio Taping Certified

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