Rock Tape at SHC
The Spine & Health Center of New Jersey is proud to offer Rock Tape.
Research has found KT tape to be effective in increasing lymphatic drainage(swelling), decompress an overwhelmed tissue, and provide stimulus to improve body awareness. Kinesiology taping helps you maintain your workout or the ability to work without pain especially when most of us do not have the option to take time off.
The benefits of Kinesiology taping are extensive and uses vary based on the experience of the certified practitioner. This physical therapy tape has the ability to affect the neuromuscular connection by either exciting or calming a muscle. The tape reduces swelling by increasing lymphatic drainage that can help an injured muscle or significantly decrease the swelling of a twisted ankle. By proving stimulus to improve your posture at the injured site, the body can avoid further injuring the joint while maintaining the full range of motion.
Five of the top benefits of using this method are:
• Decreased Pain: By gently applying pressure, kinesiology tape helps to disrupt and dissipate pain.
• Increased Circulation and Decreased Inflammation: The tape can help remove congestion while allowing efficient circulation of oxygenated blood and lymphatic fluids. Circulation flushes out irritants, thereby reducing inflammation and chemical buildup and fostering a speedy recovery.
• Improved Athletic Performance: By supporting unstable joints and delivering slight pressure to “sleeping” muscles, taping can prompt higher performance. Unlike other assistive devices that can lead to dependence on them for stability and support, kinesiology tape trains the body to become independent and efficient.
• Improved Posture and Muscle Support: Taping areas that veer away from correct posture can help gently support proper posture. Proper taping also enables weak muscles to function efficiently, reduces pain and fatigue, and protects against cramping, over-extension, and over-contraction.
• Supported endogenous analgesic system: The tape enables the body’s own healing mechanisms to work in the recovery process. (“Endogenous” means “internal,” and “analgesic” means “relieving pain.”)