What is Kinesiology Taping?
Kinesiology tape originated from Japan in the 1970s but has become a very popular adjunct to manual therapy over the last few years. This brightly coloured tape would have caught peoples eye during the London Olympics in 2012 and at Wimbledon. It was developed to naturally assist in the healing of damaged tissue by encouraging lymphatic drainage.
What is Fascial Movement Taping FMT®
Over the years Kinesiology taping has evolved as our understanding of how muscles “really work” in our day to day lives and the activities we choose to participate in developed! The one big reason for this paradigm shift was fascia, a type of connective tissue that covers all our muscles. Classically anatomy was taught on isolated muscle movements, focusing on their individual muscle actions but we now know how they really work and are connected in long kinetic chains due to fascia. With this understanding we can apply our manual skills such as Active Release Technique® and apply taping to:
- Promote full range of motion.
- Improve blood flow to damaged tissue.
- Enhance normal kinetic muscle chain movement patterns.
- Decrease compensatory reactions within these muscular chains.
- Create an awareness for postural imbalances.
Why Rock Tape?
We believe that to achieve the best results and performance with our clients, we must source the best tape on the market. That’s why at Seer Green Osteopaths we don’t compromise on cost and use Rock tape. It provides us with:
- 180% Elasticity to provide enough support for muscle activation without skin irritation.
- Stronger adhesive so it stays on for longer.
- Tighter weave to create a careful balance between stretch and breathability.
Mario is a Certified FMT® Level II practitioner, so call us today on 01494 95944 to discuss this form of treatment.
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