Kinesiology taping has been around for nearly 40 plus years. It was first developed in the 1970’s by Dr. Kenso Kase as a new approach to facilitate the body’s natural healing process. It involves placing kinesiology tape in specific directions and proper amounts of tension applied. Anyone can purchase kinesiology tape but it is recommended that a certified kinesiology taping professional be the one to apply it because of their special training and knowledge of the musculoskeletal system.
How does kinesiology tape work?
Kinesiology taping lifts the skin allowing for a decompression of the underlying blood vessels, lymph vessels and muscles. This encourages lymph drainage and reduces compression on the pain receptors.
Benefits of kinesiology taping?
- Pain reduction
- Reduced swelling and bruising
- Increased blood flow and circulation
- Faster recovery after injury
- Joint support and stability
- Scar tissue management
How much does it cost?
The cost is $15 per area and $10 for each additional area. Plus a $20 charge for a roll of tape. You may purchase your own roll and bring it with you or Click Here to purchase through Amazon. Current patient’s are not charged for the tape.
Rocktape is a natural_hybrid product that consists of 97% cotton and 3% nylon. The adhesive is hypo-allergenic acrylic based and contains no latex. It is breathable and can get wet and normally it is worn for 3-4 days.
If you have a need for taping please contact our office at 301-356-5500 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.