Have you ever watched Olympic Volleyball or Track and wondered, what on earth is all of this pink and blue tape all over this person’s shoulders and legs?

In short, it is Kinesiotape and it can help get you back in the game!


Continue reading below to discover the health benefits of taping!

Parish Physical Therapy in Scott, LA


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What is Kinesiotape?

Kinesiotape is a specially designed blend of nylon and cotton tape that has both improved durability and increased stretchability in comparison to regular athletic tape. It was originally developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase to imitate the resilience and flexibility of human skin.

How does it work?

When applied by a skilled and trained clinician, it can work on the body in many different ways. It can help to create increased joint space, decrease pain signals, and improve blood flow/fluid circulation in the body.

Kinesiotape is often utilized in the treatment of sports injuries, such as: muscle strains, sprained ligaments, and painful joints. It may also be used to support weakened tissues in the body (ie. Tendonitis) while recovering from an injury.

Taping has also been used for muscle re-education when utilized to assist with correcting poor posture and body positions.

Benefits of Kinestiotape may include:

  • Decreased pain and inflammation
  • Improved joint stability
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Improved posture and muscle support
  • Improved lymphatic drainage
  • Helps to mobilize scar tissue

What’s the Next Step?

For more information, visit Healthline to learn more: https://www.healthline.com/health/kinesiology-tape

At Parish Physical Therapy, we specialize in one-on-one, hands on care based on the latest evidenced based practice. We treat you like FAMILY. Let us EMPOWER you and help you return FAST to the activities you LOVE!

If you or somebody you know would benefit from Kinesiotape, call or message us.

Parish Physical Therapy

Jessica & Chad Jimenez, PT, DPT

Owners of Parish Physical Therapy

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