Last week I went to my chiropractor Chandler AZ at Apex Medical Group with low back pain to be adjusted. My low back pain had been annoying me for 2 days after doing yardwork for 4 hours over the weekend. After adjusting me he asked if I would like to have tape put on my back. I asked him what kind of tape and he replied it’s the tape you see all the athletes wear in the Olympics. I asked him what exactly that tape was for? Kinesiology tape is an elastic sports or fitness tape that is applied along muscles, tendons and ligaments to provide a lightweight external support to help you remain active while recovering from injury.
Kinesiology tape creased neuromuscular feedback (called proprioception) to muscles fibers, tendons and ligaments to either relax (inhibit action) or contract (facilitation action). While the tape helps to start the feedback loop this then creased supportive elements without the bulk and restriction commonly associated with wraps and heavy braces. Kinesiology tape can be applied to the low back, neck, shoulders, legs, feet, forearms and even hands. For anyone interested in finding out more about the subject, be sure to check out www.ApexMedicalAZ.com and they'll help you out.