Caldwell Therapy Center Specialized Programs

Kinesio Taping

kinesio tapingAt Caldwell Therapy Center, we have three therapists who have undergone extensive training and are Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioners (CKTP)™.

Kinesio Taping is a cutting edge taping method. You may recognize it by its colorful look or wide use on Olympic or professional athletes.

The Kinesio Taping Method is felt to cause physiological effects on several body systems. The systems affected by the body include the circulatory/lymphatic, neural, muscular, and fascial systems, as well as the joints.  Kinesio Taping is currently being used to change muscle tone, move lymphatic fluids, correct movement patterns, and improve posture.

The tape is used in therapy to relax overused muscles and in rehabilitation to facilitate underused muscles. The wave pattern found on the tape's adhesive has a lifting effect on the skin which can reduce swelling and inflammation by improving circulation and reduce pain by taking pressure off pain receptors. The elastic properties can also be utilized in a mechanical fashion to limit or encourage a specific motion at a joint.

"Athletes throughout the world are utilizing Kinesio Taping.  It is an effective and powerful tool." explains Caldwell Therapy Center therapist Heidi Quackenboss, PT, DPT, CKTP™, COMT an avid sportswoman, specializing in sports injuries. 

For more information on Kinesio Taping, please call Caldwell Therapy Center at (973) 575-7576.



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