I’ve worked on at least 20 people with knee problems ranging from people waiting for a knee replacement to dancers, soccer players and people with general knee problems. Once the Kinesio tape was put on the injured area and the client got up off my table they were out of pain and felt more stable. I’m quite shocked that doctors are unaware of Kinesio taping and in fact look at it as a sugar pill. How wrong they are! I challenge them in every way and I’m hoping that this blog will simplify how this miracle tape works.
First I’d like to explain the tape itself. Kinesio taping is light weight with adhesive backing. The tape has the ability to stretch when held by either end of the tape to then be applied on the injured area being working on. The tension on the tape varies on the injury at hand. I worked on a dancer who had problems as most dancers to with her knees. She did receive physical therapy to strengthen quadriceps and the muscles that stabilize the knee. This does not mean the issue is not still there. Playing sports requires repetitive motion on certain areas of the body which are used over and over. When the athlete’s muscles, ligaments and tendons are over used this causes weakness that can result in a serious injury if not caught in time. I find that Kinesio Taping enables the athlete/dancer or client that’s job requires repetitive motion such as, typing to continue free of pain. I see again and again people without any knowledge of deep tissue massage and it’s benifits and Kinesio taping people resort to unnecessary surgery or using harmful steroids.
It is important to make sure they are certified and using Kinesio books at their guides when needed. I know that I would rather have a person that is humble enough to make sure they are applying the tape properly than an arrogant physical therapist that put tape on completely wrong as he worked on 5 clients at the same time. Physical therapy was not a good experience for my neck injury or myself, the lack of one on one care was horrible and was a waste of my money and from my health insurance, what was charged for moist heat pad was crazy. After my surgery I went to a total of seven physical therapy groups only one impressed me, The Neurac Institute, 800 Bunn Dr Princeton, NJ 609-683-1010 A+.
A lot of people do not know any Certified Kinesio taping practitioners or have even heard of it. I am Certified and make sure the person is Certified and if you are in discomfort after being taped you will know pretty quickly and then re-apply the tape. I make sure once they have the tape on that I check in with them on how they feel. I am located right in Princeton Township, NJ @ 609-683-1608
Kinesio Tape can stay on the body for 3 to 5 days. Showering will not weaken the tape and can be patted dry after the showers completed. I worked with a dancer recently and she would benefit a great deal having her knees taped every time she dances. Taping will not weaken the area it will prevent injury and you almost feel as if you’re wearing nothing yet you can feel the support. The results I get are amazing. How long does it take to have the tape applied? Depending on the issue it can take one half an hour.
I’d like to list some of the injuries that Kinesio Taping is used for, carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal disc herniation, frozen shoulder, shoulder injuries, low back pain, hamstring and quadriceps injuries, stabilizing the ankle, shin splints, plantar fasciitis and much more. I am hoping to get the word out on how amazing this tape is. It brings me great joy to see a client is in pain completely void of pain by just applying tape to their body, truly amazing. Please feel free to call Gotcher’ Back Therapeutic Massage for a phone consult 609-683-1608. There is no need to get cortisone shots or use steroids for pain when Kinesio taping can in most circumstances heal and correct the issue.
I would like to tell all of the parents out there that your teens and college students perform better in sports due to practicing prevention instead of having to have surgery due to coaches not training them properly. The importance of addressing the issue right away by giving me a call can save a lot of pain and your child being immobile. The unfortunate thing is most people call me as a last resort and I can correct the problem before it goes to extreme spending weeks of time in physical therapy, getting cortisone shots and the issue/injury still exists and you have spent hours back and forth to doctors, PT’s and wasting money and your time. I’m trying to reach out to parents to help prevent this. I’m also reaching out to parents who have aging parents with severe knee issues that can’t have a knee replacement or bad back pain. When the knees are taped, prevention from falling increases ten fold and their pain is gone too. Please call my office for a free consult and any more information you need about Kinesio Taping and its benefits. Instead of making me your last resort make me your priority, so you can get on with your life pain-free. Again I am located in Princeton, NJ and my contact number is 609-683-1608.