Dr. Danieley uses both Kinesiotape and Rock Tape to support and stabilize joints and muscles for both athletic conditions and problems that arise from everyday living. The unique properties of the tape activate the neurological and circulatory systems and promote proper venous and lymphatic flow. It is effective in assisting normal range of motion, providing protection from injury or re-injury and aids the body’s natural ability to return to normal function.
Many chiropractors, orthopedists, acupuncturists and athletes around the world including Olympians use it. If you watched any of the most recent Olympic Games, you may have noticed athletes with various patterns of tape on their knees or shoulders.
The Taping Method is applied in a specific manner over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused muscles, and to support muscles and joints without restricting normal range of motion. It is extremely effective for rotator cuff tendonitis and impingement, including supporting the shoulder after surgery.
Kinesiotape and Rock tape may be used for many conditions including: ankle sprains and plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back and neck pain, knee conditions, shoulder injuries, whiplash, tennis elbow, patella tracking problems, pre and post-surgical edema, and ankle sprains.
The thickness of the tape is similar to the thickness of the skin and its stretch is designed to mimic the elastic qualities of the skin. The tape may stay on the skin and remain effective for 3-5 days. The elastic strands are wrapped by cotton fibers, which allow for evaporation and quick drying so it can be worn in the shower or while swimming.
Kinesiotape and Rock Tape can be applied to the skin immediately after swelling has occurred; icing can and should be done over the tape.