Richmond: Taping


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Whether you have hurt your back or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Richmond Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today at 646-820-5669. taping will be an effective option for your treatment plan. If so, your physical therapist will explain how it will benefit your journey toward recoveryand thestep-by-stepprocess thatyouwillgo through toget there. Kinesio taping works by doing a few important things for your body. It helps in resetting the circuitry in the affected part of your body by correcting any faulty interactions between the skin and the muscles, joints, and tendons underneath.This results in an improvement of muscle strength and activity. Kinesio taping also works by blocking any pain receptors being sent to the brain. If those painful messages aren’t being received, the muscles in the affected area will loosen up and the likelihood for spasms will significantly decrease. Pain constricts an affected area, but if the pain is taken away, there suddenly becomes more freedom for blood flow and movement.

Have you suffered from an injury or condition that is affecting your everyday life? Pain can sometimes be so debilitating that it creates problems with your functional mobility, making daily tasks much more difficult than they used to be. Fortunately, the treatments provided within physical therapy clinics have been proven to help alleviate pain, promote healing, increase strength and range of motion, and most importantly, get patients back to comfortably living their normal lives. Physical therapists implement a variety of exercises and modalities into their treatment plans, based on the specific needs of each patient. Kinesio taping is among these, used to improve your mobility and provide support to your muscles, joints, and tendons. Your physical therapist will perform Kinesio taping by placing the strips of tape on the affected area of your body, as well as any other places that may be experiencing pain or stiffness. If you are experiencing pain and you think you could benefit from Kinesio taping, call our office to schedule an appointment today! What does Kinesio taping do? At your initial appointment, your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation, which will determine if Kinesio

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