Perhaps you are recovering from an injury or overcoming a chronic condition through massage therapy, physical therapy or chiropractic. However, these treatments typically do not prevent injury between sessions or post-treatment complications. This is where Functional Muscle Taping can prove to be an invaluable resource, offered by your specialists at Green Life Chiropractic and Wellness.
Functional Muscle Taping utilizes kinesiology tape, which is placed on an injured area to ensure that the muscles and ligaments do not stretch beyond their natural capacity during activities. When you seek effective injury prevention without spending additional hours at the chiropractor’s office, Functional Muscle Taping can be the ideal alternative for athletes and physically active people alike.
Unlike traditional strapping tape, kinesiology tape has distinct elastic properties: These enable it to protect the joints and muscles by providing dynamic support, while allows a safe range of motion and normal functionality. Instead of fully being wrapped around the affected area, the tape is strategically placed on or around the outline of the joints or muscles, thereby creating a therapeutic effect on the injury to promote healing.
In addition to injury prevention, Functional Muscle Taping can actually enhance the effectiveness of your in-office treatment by making your tissues more amenable to correction. Kinesiology tape can also be used to improve joint alignment, such as posture, in order to decrease pain and improve recovery. Furthermore, it can be used to help decrease swelling or bruising by draining internal fluids into the lymphatic ducts.
At-Home vs. In-Office Treatment
Please note that kinesiology taping should only be performed by a trained professional. Only a skilled and experienced physician like Dr. Green possesses the required knowledge of the body’s structures and appropriate taping techniques for each individual case.
If you are ready to take your recovery to the next level with Functional Muscle Taping in Annapolis, MD, we welcome you to contact Green Life Chiropractic & Wellness today.