[testimonial client=”Lance Armstrong from his book – Every Second Counts”]The team chiropractor had something that was better than any laser, wrap, or electric massager. He had The Tape. It was a special hot pink athletic tape that came from Japan and seemed to have special powers…It could seriously fix things.[/testimonial]
You may have seen some sportsmen and women on the telly wearing some funky looking tape that comes in all sorts of bright fancy colours. If not look out for it at the Olympics and I’m sure you will spot it. It’s not some fashion accessory for cool kids and sport stars but a therapeutic tape known as Kinesio tape. The good news is it’s not just the preserve of athletes and can be used to help you too! It is a tape with elastic properties that are utilised to:
- Help relax tight muscles
- Encourage weak muscles to work
- Reduce swelling
- Provide pain relief
- Help reduce joint instability
It is an excellent form of therapy and can be used to help a variety of conditions including back pain, neck pain, shoulder and knee problems and not forgetting of course… sporting injuries.
The tape is a great compliment to chiropractic care enhancing and increasing the therapeutic benefits seen during your treatment.