Kinesiology Taping

k-tape on leg: kiesiology taping harpendenAt our Harpenden clinic, we have been applying the science of Kinesiology Taping (K-Taping) for many years. Correctly applied it can assist with the treatment and support of muscles, tendons and ligaments, joint instabilities, mechanical function and alignment.

What Is Kinesiology Taping Used For?

K-Taping is now extensively used in competitive sport. Our physiotherapists have considerable experience of working with professional athletes either to help protect them during training and competition or to assist in recovery. Recognising its unique qualities we often use K-Tape as part of our treatment and rehabilitation programmes for many types of conditions.

Who Uses K-Taping?

That said, it is used across all different populations to great benefit.

Often, this can be for everyday use across many different work-based scenarios to help in the management of an ongoing problem, i.e. to help reduce ongoing plantarfasciitis (heel) pain in those who may be on their feet all day, to the office based employee who suffers from neck/shoulder pain due to spending significant amounts of time at a computer.

The tape is also widely used as part of our physio treatment in Hertfordshire for various different injuries. This includes but isn’t exhaustive to; helping to reduce swelling and bruising immediately post joint sprains, offloading painful and irritated joint surfaces, i.e. retropatellar (behind the knee-cap) pain and providing support to strained muscles or tendinopathies.

How Can You Get In Contact?

If you would like to find out more about our Kinesiology Taping service at our Harpenden clinic, please feel free to call us on 01582 761448 or get in touch.

How are we ensuring that our practice is safe during the COVID-19 situation?

According to current COVID-19 information and advice, Harpenden Physiotherapy are taking the following measures to protect all those visiting the clinic:

  • Screening all patients at the point of booking in line with Government guidelines.
  • Screening all patients, staff and visitors upon arrival into the clinic.
  • Providing all visitors access to alcohol-based hand sanitizer upon entry and exit.
  • Increasing the frequency and thoroughness of cleaning around the building.
  • Reminding all visitors of the importance of personal hygiene and best practices, such as regular handwashing, which are displayed on posters throughout the clinics.

For more information on our health & safety practices please read our COVID-19 information guide.

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