SoCal Aquatic PT: Hip Knee and Leg Pain

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Southern California Aquatic and Physical Therapy

MAGIC TAPE FOR YOUR HIP AND KNEE PAIN

Our patients call it “Magic Tape”. Our clinicians use a special active taping technique to help ease the pain, swelling and muscle tension of hip and knee injuries using a uniquely designed tape named Kinesio Tape. Recently, a study was published in the February 21, 2018 edition of the Journal of Sports Rehabilitation., “Kinesio Taping Improves Perceptions of Pain and Function with Knee Osteoarthritis”. This study concluded that wearing the kinesio tape on the knee had beneficial effects for reducing pain, joint stiffness and improving function. How does it work? Kinesio Tape is a latex-free, hypoallergenic, water-resistant cotton fiber tape with a medical grade acrylic adhesive. It can be worn for several days, doesn’t limit range of motion and many patients report it feels like “my joint is being hugged and supported”. The tape’s special qualities help to improve lymphatic drainage by lifting the skin from the tissue below the skin allowing for more free fluid movement out of the injured area. No Doctor Referral Necessary Whether you want to come in for a check-up, suffered a recent injury or you want to improve your health, a doctor referral is not needed. In the state of California you have direct access to physical therapy!

Kinesio Tape fibers can stretch up to 40-60% of its resting length, this mimics the stretch capability of normal skin. Kinesio Tape has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system by providing support and input to the skin, reduce inflammation, prevent injury and promote better circulation enhancing healing. We apply it in many different patterns customized just for your individual needs. We are happy to provide a consult and taping instruction so you can learn the best way to apply the “Magic Tape”!

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