Kinesiology Taping

How does Kinesiology Tape work?

Kinesiology taping is a therapeutic tool and has become increasingly popular within the sporting arena. Taping has been used for a long time for the prevention and treatment of sporting injuries. Kinesiology taping is not only used for sporting injuries but for a variety of other conditions. Taping can be used as either a sole or adjunctive treatment in equine and small animal therapy. It was developed with the intention to alleviate pain and improve the healing in soft tissues. There are many proposed benefits to taping, including: proprioceptive facilitation; reduced muscle fatigue; muscle facilitation; reduced delayed-onset muscle soreness; pain inhibition; enhanced healing, such as reducing edema, and improvement of lymphatic drainage and blood flow. Kinesiology Tape microscopically lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, creating a decompressive effect and helps maintain a level of functionality and comfort for the animal throughout injury rehabilitation.

How can Kinesiology Tape can be used?

  • Support Muscle Strain or Tear

  • Reduce Muscle Stiffness

  • Minimize Post-OP Recovery

  • Reduce Inflammation

  • Prolonging the Effects of Acupoint Therapies / Body Work / Laser Therapy / Myofascial Release

  • Improve Movement

  • Rehabilitate, Manage and/or Prevent Movement Dysfunction