If you watch pro or college sports on television you’ve probably noticed athletes wearing brightly colored strips of fabric on various parts of their arms, legs, knees, shoulders and elsewhere. The use of kinesiology tape has become a common accessory among athletes for some time. What does it do, and why is it a part of the treatments offered by physical therapists?
At Therapeutics Unlimited, our staff applies a wide range of methods to help our patients heal from injuries and build strength, and kinesiology tape is one of them. The correct application of this elastic tape can offer the body support while not limiting movement, unlike the athletic tape that was commonly used in the past. Kinesiology tape can be a useful complement to other treatments we employ to aid the healing process, support weak muscles and joints, and train muscles that have lost function or are functioning incorrectly.
Each person who comes to us for treatment is different, and we customize a plan that takes into consideration their health and family history, fitness level, goals and expectations. We work with their doctor to assess how we can best help them reach optimal health using the many treatment options available at our comfortable, state-of-the-art facility. Our highly trained, fully licensed and accredited staff provides one-on-one attention that is unmatched. Every patient receives personal attention as they are guided through a program designed to reduce pain and strengthen muscles and joints that are weak, out of balance or recovering from an injury or surgery. We carefully monitor progress and adjust our program to accommodate each person’s abilities.
Our goal at Therapeutics Unlimited is to provide a framework for a balanced, healthy lifestyle — not only during treatment but for long afterward. The care you’ll receive has become the industry standard, and you’ll see why the moment you step in the door at our spotless, well-equipped facility. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.