Kinesio Taping

Mobley Manual Care was one of the first to bring Kenisio Taping to the Louisville community in 1999. Nearly a decade later, the popularity of this tape exploded after the 2008 Summer Olympics where many of the Olympians sported the tape. We first learned of its therapeutic value at a Manual Lymphatic Drainage re-certification course in 1999. Through continuing studies and applications we also learned that not only was it beneficial for swelling but also for cranky nerves and for enhancing sports performance.

 

The elastic tape we most often use is Kinesio tape. It is a soft, cotton elastic tape designed to mimic human skin. The tape being nonbinding, porous and comfortable can be worn for up to five days. Rather being restrictive, the tape's application is designed to enhance pain free range of motion. We've had clients call it magic tape and ask if there are analgesics in the tape, which there are not. From the sports enthusiast to the retiree most all love the comforting and supportive nature of this tape.

 

Unique Qualities of Kinesio Tape 

  • Has elasticity matching that of the skin, giving non-restricted support that allows muscles to perform a full range of motion, easily and comfortably.

  • Durable 3-4 day wearing period avoids the hassle of applying and removing a traditional sports tapes every few hours. It also give lasting support and pain relief.

  • Kinesio Taping structurally lifts the skin and allows the flow of body fluids under the application area, reducing edema, inflammation and discomfort.

  • Kinesio Tape has a 100% high grade cotton patented design that enhances comfort and channels out air, sweat, and water to enhance skin breathing.

 

What Does Kinesio Tape Do?

  • Kinesio Taping is a therapeutic taping technique, not only offering the patient or athlete the support they are looking for, but rehabilitating the affected area.

  • This technique uses the highly specific designed tape that works with the body to allow full range of motion.

  • This technique will not adversely affect the bio mechanics of the patient. 

  • Kinesio Taping works with the lymphatic system to increase circulation of blood and lymph in order to rehabilitate and relieve pain.

  • This latex free product is hypoallergenic and is safe to use on pediatric to geriatric populations.

  • No compression to the skin makes it "light to the feel" and comfortable to wear.

"Thank you for making the pain, which had been with me for years and years, go away. I have become pain free and no longer take pain medications. Thank you for caring."

 

-- Dee Deming