Physio Taping

What is Physio Taping?

Physio taping, also known as therapeutic taping or kinesiology taping, is a technique commonly used in physiotherapy to support and stabilise muscles, joints, and soft tissues. This non-invasive method involves applying specialised adhesive tapes to the affected area in specific patterns to provide support, enhance movement, and facilitate the healing process.

The tapes are designed to mimic the properties of human skin, allowing for unrestricted movement while providing support and stability to the targeted area. The unique elasticity and breathability of the tapes make them suitable for various conditions and body parts.

Physio Taping

Symptoms Treated

Physio taping can effectively address a wide range of symptoms associated with musculoskeletal conditions. Some common symptoms treated with physio taping include:

  1. Pain Relief: Taping techniques can help alleviate pain by providing support, reducing inflammation, and improving circulation to the affected area.
  2. Swelling Reduction: Physio taping can aid in reducing swelling by facilitating lymphatic drainage and supporting proper fluid movement.
  3. Muscle Fatigue and Weakness: Taping can enhance muscle activation, promote proper muscle alignment, and provide feedback to improve muscle function.
  4. Joint Instability: Taping techniques can help stabilise joints and improve proprioception, providing a sense of support and preventing excessive movement.
  5. Postural Corrections: Taping can assist in correcting postural imbalances by providing cues and support to encourage proper alignment.

Conditions Treated with Physio Taping

Physio taping is beneficial for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Some of the conditions commonly treated with physio taping include:

  1. Ankle Sprains: Taping techniques can provide stability to the ankle joint, reduce swelling, and support ligament healing in cases of ankle sprains.
  2. Knee Injuries: Taping can assist in supporting the knee joint, reducing pain, and enhancing stability in conditions such as patellofemoral pain syndrome or ligament injuries.
  3. Shoulder Impingement: Taping techniques can help relieve pain, support proper shoulder alignment, and improve scapular movement in individuals with shoulder impingement.
  4. Lower Back Pain: Physio taping can provide support to the lower back muscles, reduce pain, and promote proper posture and movement mechanics.
  5. Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis): Taping can assist in offloading the affected tendons, reducing pain, and promoting healing in cases of tennis elbow.
At Braybrook Physio, we prioritise your well-being and recovery. Our skilled team of physiotherapists will provide expert assessment, precise application techniques, and a customised treatment approach tailored to your unique needs. With our comprehensive rehabilitation approach, combining physio taping with other modalities, we aim to achieve positive outcomes and improved function for you.