A versatile treatment
The Kinesio taping method was developed by Dr. Kenso Kase in the 1970’s. This treatment method is used in a wide range of treatment areas and is now commonly seen in sporting environments. It can be used to achieve positive effects on the musculoskeletal system, the lymphatic system, the circulatory system and on the skin. With an evidence base, this taping technique is extremely versatile and can be applied in many ways for multiple therapeutic reasons. It can be used to alleviate pain, reduce swelling, facilitate or inhibit muscular activity, provide joint support, facilitate natural healing, optimize performance and prevent injury. Kinesio taping can be used to treat most musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions, including back and neck pain, joint problems, muscle strains, ligament injuries, Osteoarthritis, sports injuries, tendinitis/tendinopathies, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfers elbow and ITB syndrome, the list goes on! I truly believe in this treatment modality and use it frequent in practice at Clifton Moor Physio. The tape is latex-free, hypoallergenic, waterproof and stays in place for days on end. Following a patch test on the skin, the tape is applied in clinic at different tensions, at different lengths and in different shapes, depending on the aim of the application. The tape is available in different colours and used in conjunction with other treatments this method can lead to excellent results!
Based at Clifton Moor, York, my clinic is accessible from the city and outer ring-road (A1237), appointments are available throughout the day, into the evenings and even on weekends, with home sessions and online physiotherapy available for these times of need.