Kinesiology Taping (KT) helps reduce the body’s natural response to inflammation and therefore reduces pain. KT affects different receptors within the body, acting to reduce pain and encourage the lymphatic system to drain waste products through microscopically lifting the skin. Skin is compressed when muscle or soft tissue is inflamed from micro-trauma, the lifting of skin reduces the compression of nerve endings, blood vessels and the lymph system. Increased pressure within the soft tissues activates nociceptive nerve endings, which leads to the sensation of pain. KT has been clinically shown to reduce pain and support the natural process of repair; it also acts to support the muscle, reducing muscular fatigue and cramping, allowing you to return to your normal activities sooner.
At Williams Osteopathy, we use the brand RockTape for KT as it is clinically proven to support the joints, allowing the muscles to still function, speeding up the repair process.
How Does Kinesiology Taping Work?
KT is effective through moderating the lymphatic system response to trauma, it creates extra subcutaneous space, which changes the pressure gradient in the space underneath your skin, therefore enhancing the flow of lymph fluid, acting to reduce pressure on nerve receptors and therefore dropping pain levels. The tape microscopically lifts the skin which reduces the compression of nerve endings, blood vessels and the lymph system. This method has been clinically shown to reduce pain and support muscles, and it allows you to get back to sport and exercise as soon as possible.
KT can assist with improved sporting performance, injury recovery and postural support. To find out more about how our treatments can help you, contact our team today.
What Can KT Help With?
Our KT treatments can help with a range of pains, injuries and conditions, including:
If you are based in West Devon and would like to find out more about how KT can help you, please do get in touch.
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If you are based in Okehampton or the surrounding areas and want to find out more about how KT can help you, get in touch with us today.