Kinesio Taping

You may have seen athletes with colourful tape on various body parts and wondered “What is that?”. That was Kinesio Tape and Dr. Poray is trained in this procedure.

What Does Kinesiotaping Do?
Kinesiotaping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is
used for Preventative Maintenance, Edema(swelling), and Pain Management.

Kinesio Taping is a technique based on the body’s own natural healing process. This Kinesio Taping exhibits its efficacy through the activation of neurological and circulatory systems. This method stems from the science of Kinesiology, hence the name “Kinesio”. Muscles are not only responsible for the movements of the body, but also help to control circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms.

Consequently, so much attention was given to the importance of muscle function that the idea of treating the muscles in order to activate the body’s own healing process came about. Using an elastic tape, it was discovered that muscles and other tissues could be helped by outside assistance. Employment of Kinesio Taping creates a totally new approach to treating nerves, muscles and organs. The first application of Kinesio Taping was for a patient with articular disorders.

For the first 10 years, orthopedists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and other medical practitioners were the main users of Kinesio Taping. Soon thereafter, Kinesio Taping was used by the Japanese Olympic volleyball players and word quickly spread to other athletes. Today, Kinesio Taping is accepted by medical practitioners and athletes in Japan, United States, Europe, Canada, South America, and other countries around the world.

The Kinesio Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24 hr/day basis. It is non-restrictive type of taping which allows for full range of motion and depending on the application can be left on for up to 4 days.

In contrast, traditional sports’ taping is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during a sporting event and is removed immediately after the event.

Kinesio Taping is used for anything from headaches to foot problems and everything in between. Examples include: muscular facilitation or inhibition in pediatric patients, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxations, herniated disc), knee conditions, shoulder conditions, hamstring, groin injury, rotator cuff injury, whiplash, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, patella tracking, pre and post-surgical edema, ankle sprains, athletic preventative injury method and as a support method.

Because of the high cost of this tape, there is a $10 surcharge each time the tape needs application. Dr. Poray is also skilled in the use and application of Sports Tape. There is a $5 .00 fee for each joint taped.