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Kinesio Taping

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When combined with other all-natural therapeutic techniques such as chiropractic care, Kinesio taping can help you overcome nagging pain, heal more quickly from injuries, and protect your body against additional damage.

At Hughes Chiropractic & Massage we can provide you with this advanced form of soft tissue treatment.

What Is Kinesio Taping?

Kinesio Taping RentonKinesio taping, also referred to as kinesiology taping, began as the brainchild of a doctor named Kenjo Kase in the 1970s. His invention utilized a special kind of tape that conveys a gentle pulling force to the skin.

This action increases circulation and facilitates drainage at the treatment site, an effect that reduces swelling, eases inflammation, safeguards against muscle cramps or spasms, and helps injured tissue heal more rapidly.

You may have seen Kinesio tape in use by athletes who sport elaborate patterns of colored tape on their bodies. However, you don’t have to be an athlete,. or suffer a sports injury, to benefit from this form of care.

Kinesio taping can help people with:

  • Back strains
  • Ankle sprains or strains
  • Rotator cuff problems
  • Pre-operative and post-operative swelling
  • Tennis elbow
  • Whiplash
  • Pain from a herniated disc

If you struggle with chronic pain due to overuse or repetitive motion injury, Kinesio taping can help you minimize this challenge. Skilled application of specific taping patterns can give the muscle groups in question the additional support they need to do their jobs with less strain.

Kinesio Taping and Chiropractic Care

Kinesio taping and chiropractic care make a natural combination. Both modalities address many of the same kinds of injuries and chronic pain conditions. Kinesio taping can also help you get the most from your chiropractic adjustments.

Excessive mobility can cause joints to fall back out of alignment in the days following an adjustment session. Kinesio taping can help stabilize the treated joints.

Kinesio tape has the same flexibility as human skin; it’s also hypo-allergenic and latex-free. You can wear this water-resistant tape 24 hours a day for 3 to 5 days at a time. contact our chiropractic team to learn more about Kinesio taping’s potential to help you move, perform, and feel better.

Ask our Hughes Chiropractic & Massage at (425) 271-4543 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about Kinesio taping.

How Do Our Patients Feel About Us?
  • "I absolutely love getting adjusted by Dr. Hughes!!! The relief I feel instantly afterwards is incredible! Dr. Hughes is so caring and thoughtful, I really appreciate her, and her ability to ease my back and neck pain. The staff is always so nice, helpful and welcoming! Also, Jeannie Anderst, is really great at massages, I appreciate her help and kindness."

    - Sharon R.
  • "I’m so glad I chose Dr. Hughes for treatment. I felt better immediately and she is very good at what she does. We agreed to a modest treatment plan and there never any pressure to add anything unnecessary. Great experience."

    - Tim F.
  • "Dr. Hughes has helped me immensely with my pain and range of motion. I never though it would be possible to go about my day without some occurrence of neck or back pain and I’m happy to say that is not true!! I referred my sister and I would refer anyone else out there in need of a chiropractor!"

    - Annelise Z.
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