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Kinesiology Taping in Morley

person with kinesio tape on shoulderYou’ve probably seen professional, college or Olympic athletes with brightly coloured tape crisscrossing certain areas of their body. That’s not a fashion statement! Kinesiology tape is a special type of band that is applied in a specific way to help support joints and muscles. It can be used to facilitate healing, or it can be used to help prevent injury by ensuring the joint moves the way it’s supposed to.


Our Approach

At Morley Chiropractic, chiropractor Dr Fico may recommend kinesiology taping as part of our customised approach to care. All of our clients begin care with a consultation and thorough examination that includes range of motion, posture, muscle and nerve evaluations. Chiropractors look for subluxations, which are areas in the spine where joints may be interfering with proper nerve flow.

Often when a joint has moved out of alignment or is stuck, it can result in muscle spasms or a sprain/strain where a muscle has become damaged or torn. While the chiropractic adjustment addresses the subluxation—the problem with the joint—another modality is typically needed to address that soft tissue component of your pain or dysfunction.

In those cases, Dr Fico will apply kinesiology tape in the best way to support the muscle while reducing pain and inflammation. This can often help the body heal a bit quicker, as healing nutrients are better able to reach the muscle when inflammation isn’t interfering.

It’s no surprise that chiropractic care and kinesiology taping go hand-in-hand: kinesiology tape was developed by a Japanese chiropractor named Dr. Kenzo Kase in the 1970’s.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I wear the tape?

Kinesio tape will stay on for about three to four days, even after showering. If you feel like you need support for a longer period of time, we can apply a new band until you’re feeling better.

Can anyone use kinesiology tape?

Kinesio tape can be used on clients of all ages. However, some people have allergies to the adhesives in it. If wearing the band makes you itchy, we recommend removing it.

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