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.
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.
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.
Kinesio taping has many applications in physical therapy, including the treatment of:
low back pain and sciatica
golfer's or tennis elbow
sprains and strains
repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome
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.
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