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Kinesio Tape SF

Dr. Smith uses Kinesio Tape in San Francisco to help support acute injuries; to help decrease chronic inflammation; to increase proprioceptive input; and to stimulate lymphatic drainage.  It is especially useful after cupping and lymphatic drainage.

Reality can be elastic, and I want to see how elastic it can be, you know?

~Yoko Ono

Held Together by Tape and Glue...

Kinesio Tape in San Francisco

Kinesio Tape is a flexibe type of athletic tape that was innovated by a Japanese Chiropractor in the 1970’s.  It has steadily grown in use and popularity ever since.  High level athletes and healthcare practitioners alike use Kinesio Tape worldwide.  The general idea is that the light tug that is put on the skin stimulates prioprioceptors therefore increasing the amount of information coming from the taped area to your brain.  In theory this improves your control of that area and coordination.  In addition, the light pull lifts the skin thereby opening channels into the lymphatic system and stimulating drainage of inflammation.

While the research on its effectiveness is mixed, many people find relief from the use of kinesiotape.  This is especially true in the case of musculoskeletal injuries.  Enough evidence to support the efficacy of Kinesio Tape has surfaced for its use to be reimbursable by Medicare.  Kinesio Tape is now readily availabel from both online sellers and local drug stores alike.

Uses of Kinesio Tape SF

Dr. Smith has found Kinesiotape to be effective for the treatment of a number of common symtpoms:

  • Acute Inflammation
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Lack of joint coordination following injury
  • Bruising
  • Chronic Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Shoulder pain