A Denver Chiropractor That Uses Kinesio Tape (KT Tape)

September 28, 2010 » In: K Tape, Video » 6 Comments

A Denver Chiropractor That Uses Kinesio Tape (KT Tape)

Kinesio tape is an exceptional form of therapy that decreases healing time, and helps improve performance. K tape usually lasts 4-6 days, it is waterproof, and it can be applied to almost all body parts for a wide variety of conditions. I like to use the tape for denver car accidents, back pain, neck pain, and of course sports injuries.

Kinesio tape is becoming more of a standard than an exception. This is because people are realizing the benefits of the tape. Try it and see how you respond to the tape.

Dr. Trent Artichoker MS, DC

Denver Chiropractic, LLC
3890 Federal Blvd Unit 1
Denver, CO 80211

303-455-2225 (BACK)

About the Author:Trent Artichoker

Denver chiropractor, Dr. Artichoker uses a variety of techniques to treat neck pain, back pain, whiplash, and sports injuries. He is the owner of Denver Chiropractic, LLC, which is located near down town Denver.

6 Responses to A Denver Chiropractor That Uses Kinesio Tape (KT Tape)

  1. Trent, I’m excited to learn that you’re using K Tape. I was introduced to it on the recent 3 day 60 mile Susan G. Komen Walk in Denver. Several people (men and women) were wearing the tape in various places and they had good stories to share about how they were walking pain free! I didn’t need the tape, myself, but a team member did and once she had it on she walked the entire 60 miles pain free! (she had developed a knot behind both knees that she couldn’t get ride of … the tape took care of them!)

  2. Hi Rene,
    Glad to hear from you. K tape does wonders for the muscles and joints, I use it on my knee when ever I have to be very active. Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on the Komen walk, and for supporting the cause. Take care.

  3. I am doing a research project on Kinesiotape and I was wondering if you could give me specific details on how kinesiotape helps with injuries of: neck, back, shoulder, arch support, carpel tunnel and knee?
    Thanks for your time!

  4. Rebecca,
    This is a large question, could you elaborate on your research project?

  5. For this section of my project I need to be able to describe how Kinesiotape can actually benefit injuries to the areas I stated above. For example, if someone has knee pain how can kinesiotape help?

  6. Rebecca,
    First off, K tape is best utilized in combination with other therapies. As a stand alone treatment, minimal results will be achieved, or only short term relief accomplished. How does it help with injured areas.

    Well, it depends on the injury. For example, suppose you have pain in your knee, and you want to fix it, or use k tape to benefit the healing process. The application of the tape to the knee will depend on the reason the knee is in pain. This of course will take a clinician trained in how to diagnose MSK problems.

    So, the correct diagnosis of the problem is essential before any benefit can be accomplished with the tape. The knee might be experiencing pain because a person is over pronating at the foot, so the primary treatment area would be targeted at the foot. Taping the foot will help the knee.

    I suppose what you are after, and trying to ask, is what are the direct influences on the body when the tape is applied.

    Benefit from the tape comes in many ways, and not everyone responds the same way. Similar to an experimental group of people taking a pharmaceutical. Some will benefit, some will have nothing happen, one might have a severe allergic reaction. Some might have a strange side effect. My point is, everyone’s body reacts slightly different, and healing can be more complex than meets the eye.

    Here is a list of the various ways the tape can help an individual, area, and some theory. This is based on my clinical experience

    1. Influencing muscple spindle fibers to help change the brains sense of muscle tension.
    2. Influencing golgi tendon organs to help improve proprioception of the area.
    3. Improves local vascular circulation.
    4. Improves local lymphatic circulation.
    5. Improves psychosamatic well being.
    6. Decreases nociceptive stimulation, thus decreasing pain.
    7. Increases surrounding healthy mechanoreceptive stimulation.
    8. Provides a medium for topical analgesic, anti-inflammatory, or other substances.
    9. Providing 4-6 days of continued use.
    10. Helps retain heat, increasing the temperature to the taped area.
    11. Provides support to weak, healing areas.

    Does that help answer your question Rebecca?

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