Kinesiology (Functional Taping) :
Here’s why athletes use kinesiology taping—and how it can help you, too.
Kinesiology taping helps increase blood flow and oxygen, and aids lymph drainage. The result is a reduction in the amount of lactic acid that builds up in muscles, helping the affected areas heal more quickly.
You’ve seen professional athletes with brightly-colored tape crisscrossing parts of their body. Kinesiology tape is great for treating common sports injuries like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and runner’s knee. Here at Body Balance we use kinesiology taping to help our patients with tennis/golfer’s elbow, rotator cuff injuries, posture correction, and groin and hamstring pulls.
If you’ve been in a car accident, or hurt yourself roughhousing with the kids or gardening in the backyard, kinesiology tape may help you protect the injured area while your body heals.