Kinesiology Taping

After testing, research and clinical trial the Chiropractor Dr Kenzo Kase founded the Kinesiology Taping method in 1979. Since then it has become a worldwide treatment method used by medical and sport professionals.

Myofascial Kinesiology Taping aims to activate and optimise the bodies own healing process by using the principles of kinesiology (the study of movement). It is not restrictive but assists in improving joint motion and so has a lasting effect on rehabilitation and injury prevention.

When injured early functional activation and movement of limbs is advisable for best outcomes, this is achieved with the assistance of kinesiology tape by guiding these movements within the borders of the wound healing process without restricting movement.

Numerous taping techniques can be used for treating a wide range of conditions commonly seen by a Chiropractor in practice, from a twisted ankle to helping improve sporting technique.

Improvement in performance in sport is gained by analysing sport specific motion patterns and by increased proprioceptive feedback and regulation of muscle tone. For example, a golfer would require different taping techniques to a rugby player to aid in optimising performance.

Please read the "Sport Chiropractic" page of this site to understand how these work hand in hand.