Any type of injury or trauma to the body will set off the body’s natural protective mechanism known as the inflammatory response. The main identifiable signs of this response are: pain, swelling, heat and redness as well as restriction the range of movement.
Kinesiology taping has been clinically shown to help with the natural response to inflammation. It can help alleviate pain and encourages lymphatic drainage by lifting the skin thus allowing a decrease in the inflammatory process for affected areas.
Benefits of Kinesiology Taping
Normalisation of muscular function
Increased vascular and lymphatic flow
Reduction of pain
Provides support for weak or injured muscles
Activates muscles that have been weakened after injury or surgery
Stabilises the area without restricting movement
Patients and athletes can remain active during sport/activity
Helps prevent injury