Kinesio taping techiques were developed and introduced in the late 1970′s by Dr. Kenzo Kase. Kinesio tape is a waterproof tape made out of a high cotton material and has the thickness, weight and flexibility of the skin.
When a muscle is inflamed the space between the skin and muscle is compressed causing pain. By stretching a muscle and applying kinesio tape convulsions are formed when the area is relaxed. This increases the space between the skin and muscle, improving drainage and blood flow, and reducing pain. In contrast to other taping Kinesio tape does not restrict the movement of the skin, joints or muscles, instead it encourages the bodies own healing mechanism. The tape is applied to the skin and can last up to 4/5 days. It is comfortable to wear and allergic skin reactions are very rare. Waterproof kinesio tape does not need to be renewed after sports activity or contact with water.
Our very own physiotherapist Gavin Daglish speaks to Boots WebMD about kinesio tape and treating patients at Mike Varney Physiotherapy. Please click on the icon below to read the article:
Radial Shockwave Therapy is an excellent alternative with impressive results for people with chronic pain who have exhausted all other treatment. What sets this treatment apart from traditional treatments is that it treats the muscloskeletal pathology instead of just offering symptomatic relief.Each radial shockwave treatment works to increase the metabolic activity around the site of pain or discomfort, stimulating the reabsorption of irritative calcium deposits in tendons and stimulate the body's natural healing process, thus reducing pain.
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At Mike Varney Physiotherapy we treat a vast array of conditions and ailments with our extensive range of treatments and therapies. Some of the most common conditions we deal with are:
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