Kinesio Taping at
The Spine & Health Center of New Jersey

The Spine & Health Center of NJ utilizes Kinesio® Taping for two main reasons in the clinic. First, it is a treatment in between treatments. Since patients aren’t seen every day, the taping will provide therapy while the patient is at work and during activities of daily living. The second reason, is taping for specific sporting events and games. The doctors at the Spine & Health Center of NJ have taped many runners, triathletes, and other athletes for competition with great results.

The Cornerstones of Kinesio Taping

  • Taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over contraction
  • Applying stretch to the tape or to the target area in order to create space under the skin and create the desired effect on the musculature
  • Affecting change in deeper layers of fascia by manipulating the skin and muscle
  • Creating space underneath the skin to improve circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Utilizing a number of corrective techniques to promote correct muscle and joint function
  • Pain relief by targeting the pain and the source of the pain
  • Utilizing single “I” strips or modifications in the shape of an “X,” “Y” or other specialized shapes
  • Applying base of tape with no tension to create pull towards the base

Muscle Relaxation VS Muscle Facilitation

MUSCLE RELAXATION

Muscle Relaxation

Apply tape from the end of the muscle to the beginning (Insertion to Origin)

Used to relax tired or overused muscles (therapy)

MUSCLE FACILITATION

Muscle Facilitation

Apply tape from the beginning of the muscle to the end (Origin to Insertion)

Used to stimulate weak or underused muscles (rehabilitation)

What conditions can Kinesio Taping treat?

  • Acute and Chronic Conditions
  • Traumatic and Overuse
  • Syndromes
    • IT Band Syndrome
    • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Mid Back Pain
  • Disc Herniations
  • Arthritis / Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Elbow Injuries
    • Golfers elbow
    • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hip Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Foot/ankle Injuries
  • Shin Splints
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Patella Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Sciatica
  • Groin Strains
  • Hamstring Strains
  • Turf Toe
  • TMJ
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pregnancy Pain / Post-Partum Pain
  • Ergonomics
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Pediatrics
    • Chiropractic
    • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Upper Crossed/Lower Crossed Syndromes

Are you suffering from
any of these conditions?

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