Kinesio Taping Stronger Than Ever

This is what Kinesio Tape looks like on a neck and shoulder.

Sure, it looks cool. But it really works, too. Find out more about Kinesio Taping at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ

One of the nice things about being a chiropractor is that it never gets boring and I have to keep on learning. Health care is constantly changing and if you don’t stay up to date, it is so easy to get left behind. Last weekend, I went to a workshop on “Kinesio Taping.”

Kinesio taping has been around for almost 40 years and I have been using it for a while at The Back Care Center. Most people in the US first noticed the brightly colored tape around the 2008 Olympics when Kerry Walsh, while wearing it on her shoulder, won the gold medal in beach volleyball for the US. Since then it has become more common to see top athletes sporting Kinesio tape, and has been used with increasing frequency by health care providers and their patients for relief or painful and swollen joints or recovery and rehabilitation for injuries.

I use the tape with many of my patients. It is a perfect complement to chiropractic adjustments. Days after an adjustment, the tape can actually still help continue the work the adjustment started. It’s like sending my hands home with them!

We have had great results with shoulder pain, neck pain, lower back pain, arthritis – even our disc patients who are using spinal decompression therapy have gotten good changes. But now, with the new techniques I learned at last weekend’s workshop, I am more excited than ever about Kinesio Taping, and I know the results my patients will get will be even better, too.

Kinesio Tape: Not just for superstar athletes!

I love using the tape with my patients. Ever since I introduced Kinesio Taping at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ in January of this year, I’ve been seeing excellent results. All sorts of conditions have been getting better faster than ever since we added this to the practice.

Serena Williams using Kinesio Tape, just like patietns at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ

Tennis Superstar Serena Willams, sporting Kinesio Tape on both legs.

It’s great to take something that works for so many elite athletes and use it to help my patients get out of pain and hold their adjustments longer.

Kerry Walsh uses Kinesio Taping, just like we do here at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ

Olympian Kerry Walsh diving to make a shot. Notice the Kinesio Tape on her right shoulder.

Kinesio Taping was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in 1979 and is being used by the world’s top professional athletes such as Serena Williams, Lance Armstrong and David Beckham. College teams, like the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team, use Kinesio taping with their players to treat injuries and enhance performance.

Lance Armstrong and the US Postal Cycling Team use Kinesio Tape, just like we do at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ

Lance Armstrong and the U.S. Postal Cycling Team in 2001. Notice the orange Kinesio Tape on two different rider's knees.

It seems that everywhere you look competitive athletes can be seen wearing colorful pieces of tape on a shoulder or elbows or knees, even the Olympics. But for all the college and pro players using the tape, there are many more “regular folks” who have discovered just how useful Kinesio taping is to them.

David Beckham wearing Kinesio Tape, a technique used by The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ

Soccer Superstar David Beckham showing off his... hot pink kinesio tape.

If you are interested in finding out more about Kinesio Taping, visit our website or call the office Taping, call us for an appointment.

 

Introducing Kinesio Taping at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ

As some of you already know, I have been using a new technique, Kinesio Taping, to help patients with necks, shoulders, hands and lower backs. Kinesio Tape is a self adhesive, elastic tape that can be used in a variety of beneficial ways.

When applied correctly, the tape can help with pain and swelling. It can be used to strengthen weak muscles or give ones that are working too hard a rest. I use Kinesio Taping for my patients to help them hold their adjustments longer and enhance the healing effect of care.

With the tape, my patients say it feels like I’m still working on them even when they’ve gone home. The combination of chiropractic adjustments with taping is making care better than ever and the results are speaking for themselves.

You can read more about Kinesio Taping here, or on the website of its inventor, Dr. Kenzo Kase. And if you’re interested in finding out whether your recovery can be assisted through Kinesio Taping, call us for an appointment.