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Kinesiotaping at Hillcrest Physiotherapy in Abbotsford

Your physiotherapist at Hillcrest Physiotherapy in Abbotsford may decide that kinesiotaping is an appropriate part of your treatment plan. The therapeutic elastic tape will support your body’s natural healing process.

Your physiotherapist knows how to apply the tape in specific patterns on your skin to provide support and stability to joints or muscles without restricting how well you can move. Kinesiotaping helps to change muscle tone, support the movement of lymphatic fluid, improve posture, and correct movement patterns.

What Conditions Does Kinesiotaping Help?

Kinesiotaping is usually used in tandem with other physiotherapy treatments, but it can treat injuries alone. Many conditions benefit from Kinesiotaping, so your physiotherapist may recommend this specialized technique if you have any of these (or some others).

  • Pain and swelling in your neck, elbow, shoulder, wrist, lumbar, groin, hip, knee or ankle
  • Shoulder injury
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder instability
  • Ankle instability
  • Strained hamstring or quadriceps
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tibialis posterior dysfunction
  • Turf toe
  • Bunions
  • IT Band Friction Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Educating muscles
  • Supporting weak areas
  • Posture correction
  • Performance enhancement for athletes
  • Managing scar sites

How Does Kinesiotaping Help?

When your physiotherapist at Hillcrest Physiotherapy in Abbotsford suggests kinesiotaping, they see the need to provide additional support and stability for your muscles and joints. Also, the tape promotes healing as it encourages your lymphatic system to work harder.

The lymphatic system is how your body regulates fluid buildup and swelling. So, Kinesiotaping creates more subcutaneous (under your skin) space. This additional space changes the pressure under your skin, which is enough to enhance the flow of lymphatic fluid and increase healing.

Hillcrest Physiotherapy in Abbotsford

If your physiotherapist applies Kinesotape during your treatment, you can expect it will stay on for 3 or 4 days. That is often just enough time to come back to see us here at Hillcrest Physiotherapy. If you won’t be back that soon, be sure to ask your physiotherapist how and when to remove the kineseotape yourself.

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