Sport & Kinesiology Taping
During the course of your treatment or rehabilitation with Physio Effect your physiotherapist may suggest the use of sports taping or kinesiology taping.
Kinesio-taping is a new and highly effective technique using a highly elastic and unique adhesive tape to support muscles and joints without adversely affecting circulation or range or movement. Kinesio-tape is applied over muscles to, enhance performance, relieve pain and inflammation, relax overused muscles, stimulate weak muscles, and support muscles in movement on a 24 hours/day basis.
Kinesio-tape is latex-free and waterproof meaning it can be worn for days at at time from a single application.
Unlike more conventional taping Kinesio-tape will not restrict function or movement and in fact works with the body to improve muscle function and increase blood / lymphatic flow.
Although Kinesio-tape as a product is highly user friendly and comfortable to wear it must be applied correctly by a trained therapist in order to achieve effective results.
At Physio Effect our therapists are trained in its’ use and Danny Wray has been officially taught and certified in New Zealand as a Kinesio Tape Practitioner so you can be sure you’re in good hands.
Kinesio-Taping can be used to help treat a wide variety of conditions and at Physio Effect we have achieved excellent results and great feedback from our clients.
Some conditions however may require a more traditional fixed rigid taping to support and restrict the movement through an injured joint allowing it to heal. If you have an injury requiring this type of taping this too will be readily available and applied by our experienced therapists . This service is also available upon request for individuals who require taping pre-sport or to alleviate pains between treatment sessions.
Physio Effect stock and sell high quality Kinesio-tape, which you can buy from the clinic or from our online store.