Kinesiotaping is a physical therapy treatment that’s used in all specialties of rehabilitation to mimic the pressure and support of a therapist’s hands with elastic tape. This treatment technique was first used in the 1970s and has since become a common modality used in pain management, soft tissue recovery, joint alignment, and more. Physical Therapists NYC often uses kinesiotape treatment to give our patients long-lasting pain relief after leaving the office.
Kinesiotape is elastic in nature, which is unlike athletic tape, a more rigid taping method. Kinesiotape is designed to be stretchy and serve as a gentle reminder to support your therapy through proper posture and movements. There are several different ways this reminder works to keep your muscles from forgetting your therapeutic lessons.
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There are several different situations that may benefit from or even require kinesiotaping. If you’re a patient at Physical Therapists NYC, you’ll find that this is used in conjunction with your physical therapy and possibly other modalities to get the best results. We find that kinesiology tape works best for the following:
While there are a lot of benefits to taping and virtually no downsides when done correctly and by a professional, there are some situations where you want to avoid taping. If you have any of the following conditions, then taping might not be right for you.
At Physical Therapy NYC, we use kinesiotaping in conjunction with several different types of treatment to achieve extremely positive results. If you have any questions about taping, feel free to talk with our therapists to get the answers you want and to learn more about the process.
Our patients are our top priority, and our goal is to bring you long-term pain-free relief with the most effective treatment plan possible. Led by a team of in-house medical doctors, our physical therapy experts can ensure your care is delivered with experience and expertise.
We specialize in treating busy professionals at Physical Therapists NYC, mainly because we are in the heart of the business district. Our downtown location makes it convenient for people who work in the city and on Wall Street to find the time to be seen for care and to have minimal down time in their day. To better accommodate your schedule, we have early morning and evening hours. It should be noted, those are very popular time slots, so we suggest scheduling today to ensure you get the time you want.
In our office, we feature some of the best state-of-the art diagnostic tools available and a well-appointed, full gym for your workouts and exercises. Having the latest and the best technology leads to a faster recovery with less setbacks along the way. We also put a lot of stock in our physical therapy staff, making sure that we have top-rated therapists who are leaders in their field. Your health care is our priority.
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We'll start with an evaluation to address your concerns. You don't need to be in pain to benefit from physical therapy. Whether it's pain relief, post-surgical rehabilitation, recovering from an injury, or preventing further issues, I'll address your concerns and figure out the best plan of action for you! Once we come up with a plan based on your needs and concerns, we'll start to work on mobility and strengthening. You'll be guided through these movements in every session. You will also be provided with hands-on treatment, including stretching and massage, as well as other therapeutic techniques which will further enhance your recovery and allow you to achieve your wellness goals.
There should always be an active component to your rehab program which includes various types of therapeutic physical therapy exercises, not just passive modalities. Exercise increases muscle flexibility, mobility, and strength, as well as promoting healing by increasing blood flow to the injured site. Healthy muscles provide protection to bones and joints, keeping you safer and stronger in the future. Some soreness and tightness with exercise is expected, it’s a normal part of exercise to feel sore after working your muscles the right way.
Each body heals differently. There is no one exact timeline for recovery of any condition. The duration of the program will depend on an individual’s healing rate as well as the condition being treated. There are many concerns that need to be addressed, including pain, range of motion, strength, and overall function. Each of these are matters that take time and patience to build upon. There are many factors that impact how long it will take each individual patient to recover. Routinely attending therapy sessions, following protocols and precautions, being aware of lifestyle-related comorbidities, maintaining a healthy diet, and performing home exercises all help on the path to recovery.
We always emphasize the importance of ongoing regular exercise, maintaining a strong yet flexible body, and general good health habits. A home exercise program helps a patient maintain the progress and gains made during treatment in order to remain pain-free and functional.