Over the last couple of years I get several questions about this colorful “magic” tape that everyone is wearing. You may have seen it on some of the athletes in the Olympics, maybe you say your next door neighbor sporting some on their low back or even the elderly lady that walks around the grocery store wearing some on her knee. So what exactly is this “magical” tape that everyone is wearing and what does it do exactly? The actually name of this tape is Kinesiology tape and there are several manufactures of this stuff. My favorite to use is either rocktape or Kinesio tape, which my opinion, have the best adhesives and stick well to individuals that are very active.
The goal of the tape is to help elicit proper biomechanical function of the joints and muscles and also can be used as support. The tape can also be used to help lymphatic system work more efficiently and help to reduce the edema, bruising and swelling. I have used the taping methods on several of my patients that come to my office ranging in complaints of ankle, knee, shoulder, upper and lower back injuries. I highly recommend that if you are continue to have issues with certain aches and pains the use of kinesiology tape can help. Ask your favorite Chandler chiropractic clinic for more information.