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Kinesiotaping at Montrose Physiotherapy & Massage in Abbotsford

Your physiotherapist at Montrose Physiotherapy & Massage in Abbotsford may decide that kinesiotaping is an appropriate part of your treatment plan. This therapeutic elastic tape supports your body’s natural healing processes.

Your physiotherapist will apply the kinesiotape in various patterns on your skin for additional support and stability for your joints or muscles. The tape does not restrict how well you can move. Taping is usually implemented to change muscle tone, help move lymphatic fluid, Improve your posture, or correct movement patterns.

What Conditions Does Kinesiotaping Help?

Kinesiotaping is usually used in tandem with other physiotherapy treatments, but it can treat injuries alone. Many conditions benefit from Kinesiotaping, so your physiotherapist may recommend this specialized technique if you have any of these (or some others).

  • Pain and swelling in your neck, elbow, shoulder, wrist, lumbar, groin, hip, knee or ankle
  • Shoulder injury
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder instability
  • Ankle instability
  • Strained hamstring or quadriceps
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tibialis posterior dysfunction
  • Turf toe
  • Bunions
  • IT Band Friction Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Educating muscles
  • Supporting weak areas
  • Posture correction
  • Performance enhancement for athletes
  • Managing scar sites

How Does Kinesiotaping Help?

When your physiotherapist at Montrose Physiotherapy & Massage in Abbotsford suggests kinesiotaping, they are working to provide additional support and stability for your muscles and joints. In addition, the tape helps promote healing by encouraging your lymphatic system to work harder.

The lymphatic system is how your body regulates fluid buildup and swelling. So, Kinesiotaping creates more space subcutaneously (under your skin). This space creates pressure changes under your skin, enhancing the lymphatic fluid flow and increasing healing.

Montrose Physiotherapy & Massage in Abbotsford

If your physiotherapist applies Kinesotape during your treatment, it will stay on for 3 or 4 days. That is usually the typical time between appointments at Montrose Physiotherapy & Massage. But if you won’t be back that soon, your physiotherapist will let you know how and when to remove the kineseotape yourself.

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