A question I’m often asked by clients is ,- ” who can use Kinesiology tape? ” and “How can it help?”
Kinesiology Tapes such as Mobility Tape has been a growing modality in the health field since the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Until recently, Kinesiology Tapes were primarily used by health care practitioners such as Chiropractors, Massage Therapist, and Physical Therapist to help heal injuries, provide pain relief and be part of the rehabilitation process.
Kinesiology tape goes over the muscle, not around it, which helps to stabilize it while still allowing full movement. The tape lifts the skin and fascia (connective tissue) covering a muscle so that blood moves more freely around it. As a person moves, the tape, skin and fascia also move. This creates space for blood and lymphatic fluid to flow around the muscle, which cleanses the muscle or tendon and reduces swelling.
Although, Fitness Professionals and Trainers can’t diagnose conditions, they can assess movement patterns and muscle function and use Mobility Tape to improve function and performance and help their clients move better.
How can a fitness professional use Mobility Tape to improve performance?
Mobility Tape provides neurosensory feedback so that you do not feel pain/discomfort as much or at all, which then helps to activate the neuromuscular response and activation of muscles. For sports such as soccer, football, and hockey, it can help to facilitate muscle contraction/endurance.
Main Benefits of using Kinesiology Tape For Trainers:
1. Supporting the Muscle – taping improves the muscle’s ability to contract even when weakened, reducing pain and fatigue and protecting the muscle from cramping.
2. Removing Congestion to the Flow Of Body Fluids – taping improves blood and lymphatic circulation and reduces inflammation and excess chemical buildup in the tissue.
More About Our Courses:
As the world’s first and only kinesiology tape with a heat activation agent, Mobility Pro Tape provides pain relief and support for hundreds of common muscle, joint, and tendon related pains and injuries, by reinforcing joints and added a heat agent to relax aggravated muscles. With our dual-action Kinesiology Sports Tape, it will always minimize pain and help your clients reach their true potential!
Engineered to perform in the harshest environments, Pro has the tenacity to last for an entire week, through multiple runs, daily showers, in humidity, cold, or in the pool.
Our Mobility Tape PRO Level 1 Course is a unique course for health care practitioners such as Chiropractors, Massage Therapist, Athletic Therapist, Physiotherapist, and Trainers to learn and integrated Mobility Taping techniques with and PRO and Sports Tape Series!
Our Level 1 course goes beyond your average Kinesiology Sports Tape Course as we teach Functional Assessment, Muscle Testing, Sports Conditions and Practical application. Our goal is to go above taping and help your clients reach the next level of pain-free movement and performance!