Functional Movement Taping
Functional Movement Taping (Kinesio Taping) is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process whileproviding support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion, as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, it is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. Functional Movement Taping is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering patients the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition, as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, it alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin, thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
Evaluation and assessment are key in the treatment of any clinical condition. In order to get the desired results from taping application, a full assessment is necessary. It has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and modalities within your clinic and is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases on an injury, as well as being used for preventative measures. Functional Movement Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, optimize performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to homeostasis.