Different Forms of Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy is meant to relieve pain and restore health and strength after you have sustained an injury. It is also used after surgery. Physical Therapy heals joints and muscles so you can get back to everyday function and movement. Therapeutic Taping, or Kinesiology Taping is a form of Physical Therapy, and can work along with other types of rehabilitation. A Fort Lee Physical Therapist will be happy to discuss physical therapy using therapeutic tape and whether it is a good fit for your particular needs.
What is Kinesiology Tape?
Kinesiology Tape is bright colored tape used in Physical Therapy. It is applied to support tendons, muscles and joints in your shoulder, back, knees and arms. Standard athletic tape restricts joints, but Kinesiology Tape is flexible and makes movement easier while it supports the joint or muscle that has been injured and is giving you pain.
What Is Therapeutic Taping Used For?
Therapeutic Taping is used for several reasons. While it seems to be just pulling on your skin, the tape is helping the tissue underneath heal by increasing blood flow and movement. The application of Kinesiology Tape lengthens the effect of other physical therapy manipulatons. It also helps with the alignment of joints and aids the sensory nervous system on the path to recovery. The tape is often used post-surgery or in treating an injury to make recovery time shorter. Therapeutic taping us sometimes used to stop swelling and muscle spasms, and also to increase blood circulation. Injured athletes use it if they have difficulty getting their muscles to function properly.
Therapeutic Taping in Fort Lee
Our team at Elite Spine & Sports Care of Fort Lee are trained in the many applications of Physical Therapy, including the use of Therapeutic Taping. If you have been injured or are recovering from surgery, give us a call at (201) 592-0800 to schedule a consultation regarding physical therapy treatment, and learn the benefits of Therapeutic Taping.