Kinesio Taping Specialist

Midtown East Physical Therapy -  - Physical Therapy Specialist

Midtown East Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Specialists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

At his New York City practices, Dr. Trakhtenberg uses kinesio taping to help patients from Midtown Manhattan recover from an array of sports and movement-related injuries by providing flexible, customized support to help speed healing.


Midtown East Physical Therapy

What is kinesiology?

Kinesiology is term used to describe the study and analysis of human motions. When we move, our muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and other structures all react in different ways, both alone and in concert. Understanding how we move and the forces and stresses that result from those motions can play a key role in the treatment of illnesses and injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system.

What is kinesio taping?

Kinesio taping is a method used to help support the musculoskeletal system during healing and recovery, providing flexible support that doesn't interfere with movement and range of motion. Kinesio taping is an extremely popular therapeutic technique among professional athletes, who rely on being able to remain active even while their bodies heal following injury. Because it provides flexible support, kinesio taping allows muscles and other soft tissues to stay active so they don't “freeze up” or become stiff during healing and recovery.

How is kinesio tape used in physical therapy?

Kinesio taping has many applications in physical therapy, including the treatment of:

  • low back pain and sciatica

  • plantar fasciitis

  • knee pain

  • shoulder pain

  • hamstring pain

  • golfer's or tennis elbow

  • sprains and strains

  • repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome

  • herniated discs

  • whiplash

Kinesio tape is so flexible and non-restrictive, it can be worn 24 hours a day when needed to provide complete, round-the-clock support. Plus, because it's so elastic, kinesio tape also helps prevent muscles and other soft tissues from becoming reinjured by preventing overextension that can delay the healing process. Kinesio taping can also help relieve pressure on nerves and even promote circulation for faster healing in some patients. Kinesio tape can be applied on the skin in different configurations, depending on your needs, and it's often applied in an “X” or “Y” pattern to help connect soft tissues and provide support and mild resistance.


Accepted Insurance Providers

We accept major insurance providers. For more information, please call the office. 

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aetna PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Anthem Blue Cross of California
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania