Paspa Physical Therapy

Kinesio Taping

Physical Therapists located in New York, NY

Kinesio taping is a useful rehabilitation method that is commonly used by health specialists such as physical therapists (PTs), orthopedists, and other professionals. The benefits of using Kinesio tape to improve muscle performance make this type of therapy well worth considering to improve your muscle function.


What is Kinesiology tape?

Kinesiology tape is a therapeutic elastic tape made from a cotton strip with acrylic adhesive on one side for application. Kinesiology tape is used for pain management for soft tissue injury, muscle tissue and joint misalignment, and other physical disorders. Kinesio tape comes in various colors and sizes for ease of application on the body.

Where can you get Kinesio taping done in New York?

At Paspa physical therapy, we have qualified therapists trained to use Kinesio tape to help with injury recovery. Our therapists can provide hands-on training on the techniques you can use to apply Kinesio tape for at-home self-application. 

Whether you need assistance with shoulder pain, a sprained ankle, or lymphatic fluid circulation to help with swelling, we can apply tape using the taping method that is adaptable to your condition and provide you with relief. So please, give us a call and schedule a consultation with a Kinesio taping expert at Paspa Physical Therapy located in Manhattan, New York.

How does Kinesiology tape work?

Kinesiology tape, also referred to as Kinesio tape, gently sticks to your skin when applied and mimics the elasticity of the muscle to stabilize the injured area. Kinesiology tape is designed to work with the connective tissue surrounding the injured or affected muscle. As a result, it supports your muscles and promotes your body’s natural healing process.

Who can be helped by Kinesio taping?

Some of the people who can be helped by Kinesio taping include professional athletes looking to improve muscle strength and increase their athletic performance. In addition, kinesiology taping is very helpful in sports physical therapy and is often used by athletic trainers and clinical therapeutic applications by qualified PTs. 

When treating their patients, Kinesio taping is also a beneficial therapeutic tool commonly used by rehabilitation specialists such as gerontologists, pediatricians, neurologists, orthopedists, and other health specialists.

Kinesio taping methods:

The Kinesio taping method is used to help with different body functions, from the central nervous system in the body to a specific target tissue in the injured area. The six different Kinesio taping methods are listed below:

  • Circulatory system correction – helps reduce swelling on the body by stimulating blood flow and the flow of lymphatic fluids.
  • Body mechanical correction is a taping method that helps correct posture-related problems and improves the body’s stability.
  • Space correction – a Kinesio taping method that helps in decreasing pressure on a specific target muscle.
  • Ligament correction – can decrease pain in the ligament by reducing stress on the affected area.
  • Fascial correction – a Kinesio taping method that will help adjust or create movement of the body’s connective tissue called the fascia.
  • Functional correction – this Kinesio taping method is used to activate or deactivate a muscle to assist with movement.

Benefits of Kinesiology tape

There are some incredible benefits of kinesiology tape. First, Kinesio tape has more elasticity than traditional athletic tape, making it more adaptable to muscle movements. Some of the benefits of kinesiology taping applications are listed below.

  • Improvement of your posture
  • Correction in your body’s movement patterns
  • Stimulation of your lymphatic system
  • Promotion of circulation in the body
  • Change in your muscle tone
  • Stimulation of nerve receptors in your skin

What should you be aware of before applying Kinesio tape?

Before applying Kinesio tape to your body, you should consider your skin’s sensitivity. If you have sensitive skin, you may have an allergic reaction to Kinesio tape. In that case, there are latex-free Kinesio tapes available on the market for sensitive skin. If you have fragile skin, you can consult your physical therapist to find the right fit before tape application.

Where to start

Want to know where to start your first therapy treatment using Kinesio taping? You can get access to one of our professional therapists who can give you an orientation on the use of Kinesio tape and the right Kinesio taping method to suit your needs.

Book an Appointment

Book an appointment for a consultation with a Kinesio taping expert at Paspa PT located in Manhattan, New York.

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