Chiropodist & Podiatrist
How can therapeutic kinesiology taping help?
Therapeutic taping can be utilized:
- Decrease healing time
- Reduce swelling
- Decrease pain
- Support sore muscles
- Protect and support injured joints
- Protect and stabilize injured ligaments and tendons
- Provide postural cuing
- Improve muscle performance
- Improve body awareness
Different types of tape
We use 3 kinds of tape to help heal injuries:
Kinesiotape is perfect for reducing swelling, supporting muscles, and helping with muscle contraction while an injury heals. It can be used on nearly any injury from Plantar Fasciitis to Neck Pain. Kinesiotape is a cotton tape that is breathable, hypoallergenic, and it can stretch to up to 140% its original length so it can move with you. It can be worn for up to 3 days at a time and is water resistant so you can swim and shower with it
Leukotape works well to support injured joints, tendons, and ligaments. It can help stabilize a joint after an injury, or improve normal movement in the case of kneecap pain or a shoulder injury. Leukotape is a rayon-backed adhesive tape that has an extremely strong zinc oxide adhesive. It is very rigid and will not give with movement, even when you sweat. It can be used directly on your skin or can go over a protective cloth tape.
Athletic Tape is used in combination with the above tapes to add support to kinesiotape, or to prevent the tape from being too rigid with leukotape.
At My foot doctor our podiatrist is qualified in providing a wide range of treatments to prevent musculoskeletal injury, Rocktape has been used and endorsed by many celebrities, and sports personnel. Kinesiology taping can be used to treat back, hip, knee, ankle and foot pain.
We have listed some of the most common conditions our podiatrist treats at my foot doctor, however if you do not see the treatment you would like feel free to call or text our podiatrist direct on her mobile: 07985 687 770
or you can book online, just click the button below to go to our dedicated booking page.
Knee Kinesiology Taping
Rocktape kinesiology taping can help prevent, treat and support a variety of sports injuries, may enhance healing and performance.
Plantar Fasciitis treatment
Rocktape kinesiology taping can help alleviate morning heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis, can also prevent chronic injury and support healing.
Ankle sprains are a common injury, rocktape kinesiology taping can prevent injury while supporting the muscles and tendons around the ankle to reduce pain associated with ankle sprains.