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Kinesio Taping

Services / Kinesio Taping

Dr. Mikkel utilizes Kinesio® Taping for two main reasons in the clinic:
  1. It is a treatment in between treatments. Since patients aren’t seen every day, the taping will provide therapy while the patient is at work and during activities of daily living.

  2. Taping for specific sporting events and games. The doctors at South Texas Sports Chiropractic have taped many runners, triathletes, NFL players and other athletes for competition with great results.

Cornerstones of the Kinesio® Taping Method
  • Taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over contraction

  • Applying stretch to the tape or to the target area in order to create space under the skin and create the desired effect on the musculature

  • Affecting change in deeper layers of fascia by manipulating the skin and muscle

  • Creating space underneath the skin to improve circulation and lymphatic drainage

  • Utilizing a number of corrective techniques to promote correct muscle and joint function

  • Pain relief by targeting the pain and the source of the pain

  • Utilizing single “I” strips or modifications in the shape of an “X,” “Y” or other specialized shapes

  • Applying base of tape with no tension to create pull towards the base

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