Therapeutic Taping

Kinesiology tape, invented by a Japanese chiropractor, has been gaining popularity since the 1980’s but most famously gained sight in the previous summer Olympics. There are now many brands producing similar lines of elastic therapeutic tapes; spider-tape, kinesio tape, rock tape, performtex. They are all readily visible on numerous professional athletes. No matter the brand, the function is all very much the same. Due to the tensioned property of the elastic tape it is able to microscopically lift the skin, allowing for increased lymphatic drainage and reducing pain. This effect allows your body to flush out the inflammatory products created from an injury, and bring fresh blood to heal the area quicker. The tape can stay adhered for up to 4 days, functioning as 24-hour daily treatment. Spider tape is made from breathable cotton with a poly-acrylic adhesive. There is no latex in the product, and it is 100% waterproof.

At Starkwood Chiropractic use kinesiology tape to treat the following conditions:

-Postural imbalances
-Shin splints
-Rotator cuff injuries
-Ankle sprains
-Tennis elbow
-Golfer’s elbow
-Patella tracking
-Pre and post surgical edema
-Knee conditions