Kinesio Tape: Uses, Research Studies & Pain Treatment
What is Kinesio Tape?
Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. Kinesio Taping is a therapeutic taping technique that supports fascia, muscles, and joints while allowing an unrestricted range of motion.9 Kinesio Tape, or KT, is theorized to help with lymphatic and blood circulation, and therefore reducing pain, inflammation and recovery times.
Kinesio Tape Research Studies:
A systematic review by Borchers, et. al reviewed 6 studies that researched the efficacy of Kinesio Taping for musculoskeletal injury.37 The review found insufficient evidence to either support or oppose the use of KT to prevent injury, decrease inflammation and pain not related to injury, and recovery time.37
Effective Pain Relief Treatment
ASTR treats muscle & joint pain in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances, scar tissue, trigger points, fascia restrictions, inflammation, posture, body mechanics which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for muscle & joint pain.
9. Cheatham SW, Lee M, Cain M, et al. : The efficacy of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization: a systematic review. J Can Chiropr Assoc, 2016, 60: 200–211.
37. Small K, Naughton LM, Matthews M. A Systematic Review into the Efficacy of Static Stretching as Part of a Warm-Up for the Prevention of Exercise-Related Injury. Research in Sports Medicine. 2008;16(3):213-231. doi:10.1080/15438620802310784.37. Borchers et al. A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Kinesis Taping for Musculoskeletal Injury
Effective Home Treatment For Pain
ASTR Exceptionally Different
Reviews collected from various websites