Kinesio/Rock Tape is a tool that is useful in improving blood flow and proprioceptive feedback.
Kinesio/rocktape Physical Therapy in Kansas City
Kinesio and Rock Tape
The movement of our bodies is influenced by feedback that is received from our joints and tissues throughout the body. Excessive strain on tissues can lead to pain and/or injury based on how we move and complete tasks over time. Kinesiology Tape and Rock Tape help to provide external feedback and a new input to the body to help correct and improve movement patterns and posture throughout the day, which can normalize tissue tone in the treated area. In addition to this, Kinsio/RockTape also improves the flow of blood, fluid and oxygen and decreases chemical irritants, aiding in tissue recovery.
What It Treats
The physical therapy Kinesio/RockTape technique assists in the recovery process and correcting the root cause of many conditions, some of which include:
- Back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Knee pain
- Tennis elbow
- Shin splints
- Little leaguers elbow
- Nerve entrapments
- It can also help treat swelling and bruising that may be associated with an injury.
How Kinesio and Rock Tape Works
Kinesio/RockTape is a non-latex fabric with that adheres to the skin. It has elastic properties that allow it to be placed over many regions of the body, molding to the body’s contours. Due to the elasticity, the tension in the tape when adhered to the skin provides sensory feedback to the brain, which can influence movement patterns and function.
This elastic tension also provides a micro-level “skin lift” which promotes blood and lymph circulation at the region of application.
Kinesio and Rock Tape at F.I.T
F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic utilizes physical therapy Kinesio/RockTape to help manage and/or reduce swelling, improve circulation, alleviate muscle tension and pain, correct postural abnormalities, optimize movement patterns, and provide support to painful muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints.
Kinesio/RockTape is a tool that all providers at F.I.T Muscle & Joint Clinic may incorporate as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to specifically and effectively address your unique needs and goals. It is an adjunct to many of our other treatment interventions including soft tissue therapy and rehabilitation exercises to treat both your symptoms and the underlying cause of your symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kinesio Taping?
Also known as kinesiology tape, kt tape, or kinesiotaping, Kinesio taping is the method of using tape to provide relief at a neurological level.
Does FIT have a kinesio tape certification?
Each of the providers have completed training in kinesio taping and hold a range of certifications.
Is Kinesio or Rock Tape right for you?
Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.
Visit your local F.I.T.
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.