Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology tape is a stretchy, athletic tape that sticks directly to the skin (when used on humans) and to the hair (when used on animals) to improve function. The tape stretches along the longitudinal axis, contains no medications, does not constrict motion and is breathable and hypo-allergenic. In humans, kinesiology tape is most commonly used to aid in back pain, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, neck plain and knee instability.



Benefits of Kinesiology Taping:

Decompresses the tissue thereby enabling increased blood flow and oxygenation which promotes and facilitates healing

Decreases muscle spams, tension, soreness and trigger points

Helps relax overused muscles

Decreases edema and swelling

Provides support to tendons, ligaments and joints in both athletic and injury rehab situations 

Helps to improve muscle and joint mechanics

Tissue decompression helps provide pain relief by decreasing the pressure on the skin's pain receptors and how the receptors respond to messages from the brain

Can be used in a preventative manner for horses that have weaknesses or are prone to injuries

Can help horses recover faster in athletic training situations

Can assist with horses that have chronic conditions such as lesions, kissing spine and chronic stiffnes

Increases proprioception (the ability to sense how ones body parts are positioned) by stimulating the proprioceptive nerves, the brain has a better sense of where the body part is during movement.

Treatments: Kinesiology tape can be used during an event, during rest time or during practice. Some events or shows do not allow kinesiology tape on animals during competition. Check with your organizations rule guide for restrictions.

It is ideal to leave the tape on for 3 to 4 day periods.


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