Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology taping works on the fascia which is a layer of fibrous and connective tissue that surrounds muscles & groups of muscles, blood vessels & nerves, binding some structures together, while permitting others to slide smoothly over each other.

Kinesiology taping can be used for
  • Pain mitigation
  • Inflammation
  • Posture
  • Facilitate movement
  • Prolong the effects of myofascial release
  • Post-therapy – After massage & joint mobilization
Effects of decompression and lifting of tape
  • Fluid effect – allow better flow of lymphatics / superficial blood flow
  • Mechanical effect – allow better glide between tissue layers
  • Neurological effect – decrease firing of pain receptors and provide alternate sensory  input.  Improve awareness of body position
Cautions
  • Open wounds
  • Cancer
  • Tape ingestion
  • Behavioural reaction of dog once tape applied