Chiropractor - Westmont
777 Oakmont Lane
Westmont, IL 60559

What is Kinesio-Taping Method?
The Kinesio Taping Method has taken the rehabilitation and sports medicine world by storm. This amazing taping method was developed by Dr. Kenso Kase more than 25 years ago in Japan. Since then Kinesio Taping has become the gold or should we say "platinum" standard for therapuetic and rehabilitative taping. This proprietary method of taping uses a uniquely designed and patented taped for treatment of muscular disorders and lyphedema reduction, among other things. It gives the practitioner the opportunity to give support while still maintaining full range of motion. It also enables the individual to participate in his/her normal physical activities with functional assistance.

Kiesio-tape is fundementally different from traditional athletic tapes.

Kinesio Taping is based on a different philosophy that aims to give free range of motion in order to allow the body's muscular system to heal itself bio-mechanically.

  • Kinesio Taping alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin.
  • The taped portion forms convolutions in the skin, thus increasing interstitial space.
  • Pressure and irritation are taken off the neural and sensory receptors, alleviating pain.
  • Pressure is gradually taken off the lymphatic system, allowing it to channel more freely.

How does it work?

Kinesio taping affects the activation of the neurological system. Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body, they also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various symptoms.

When the muscle is inflamed, swollen or stiff due to fatigue, the skin and muscle is compressed, resulting in constriction to the flow of lymphatic fluid. This compression also applies to the pain receptord beneath the skin, which in turn communicates "discomfort signals" to the brain.

Chiropractor - Westmont, Physicians Sports and Injury Center, 777 Oakmont Lane, Westmont IL, 60559 630-323-2225