RockTape in South Burlington VT

Chiropractic South Burlington VT Back Adjustment

RockTape Kinesiology Taping Is an evidence based approach to taping for discomfort, enhancing fluid dynamics, posture, nerve entrapment and scars to improve movement and function.

Evidence-informed kinesiology taping in South Burlington redefines our understanding of the effects of elastic therapeutic taping on discomfort mitigation, circulation and proprioception.


What Is Kinesiology Tape in South Burlington VT?

Kinesiology tape is constructed of fine, breathable, stretchable material, usually cotton or a cotton blend. Its elasticity does not overly restrict the area of application. The tape adheres to the skin with a medically approved, water- and sweat-proof adhesive. The tape can usually stay in place for three or four days even while showering or exercising.


How Does Kinesiology Tape Work?

The kinesiology taping method is based on the science of maintaining support to the body while allowing blood and other bodily fluids to move freely through and around the injured muscle.

Kinesiology tape stabilizes the injured area by lightly adhering to the skin and applying pressure to the tissues the tape is wrapped around.

This tape allows the connective tissue surrounding the affected muscle or tendon to move along with the body. It gently allows the free flow of blood and lymphatic fluid to cleanse and heal the inflammation. Kinesiology tape helps to improve circulation, support muscles, allow the internal injury to heal, and help prevent further muscle injury while still allowing motion.


Who Can Be Helped by Kinesiology Taping?

Any soft-tissue injury or pain can benefit from kinesiology taping – everyone from a young athlete with overused or injured muscles to people with a degenerative joint disease and lower back pain.

Areas of the body where kinesiology tape is commonly used include:

  • Back
  • Calves
  • Elbows
  • Hamstrings
  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Wrists

5 Benefits of Kinesiology Taping

The goals of kinesiology taping are to improve circulation, support muscles, foster healing, and help prevent injury or further injury.

1. Decreased Pain: By gently applying pressure, kinesiology tape helps to disrupt and dissipate pain.

2. Increased Circulation and Decreased Inflammation: The tape can help remove congestion while allowing efficient circulation of oxygenated blood and lymphatic fluids.

Circulation flushes out irritants, thereby reducing inflammation and chemical buildup and fostering a speedy recovery.

3. Improved Posture and Muscle Support: Taping areas that veer away from correct posture can help gently support proper posture.

Proper taping also enables weak muscles to function efficiently, reduces pain and fatigue, and protects against cramping, over-extension, and over-contraction.

4. Improved Athletic Performance: By supporting unstable joints and delivering slight pressure to “sleeping” muscles, taping can prompt higher performance. Unlike other assistive devices that can lead to dependence on them for stability and support, kinesiology tape trains the body to become independent and efficient.

5. Supported endogenous analgesic system: The tape enables the body’s own healing mechanisms to work in the recovery process. (“Endogenous” means “internal,” and “analgesic” means “relieving pain.”)

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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Epic Performance
20 Kimball Avenue #201A
South Burlington, VT 05403
BeEpic@EpicPerform.com
(802) 503-0075