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Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping is a rehabilitative taping technique designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints. It can be used to decrease pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles, and support muscles in unrestricted movement.

 

Who Can Benefit from Kinesio Taping?

Kinesio Taping (also known as “KT Taping”) can be used as an adjunctive treatment for any patient with mechanical pain, but works particularly well with overuse injuries. Any area of soft tissue (muscle or tendon) can be taped. Spear therapists may use Kinesio Taping with the following conditions:

  • Shin splints
  • Tendonitis
  • To reinforce posture
  • Edema control (swelling)
  • Muscle pain

 

How Does Kinesio Taping Work?

Taping the body activates proprioceptors, or sensory receptors that provide information about the position of the body and its parts in space at a particular moment in time. When these get turned on, a message goes out to the brain to improve muscle function and in return, decrease the amount of pain you are experiencing.

Once your therapist measures, cuts and places the tape on your body, it can be worn for up to a week, with no limit to range of motion, and virtually no limitations (you can shower with it, work out with it, etc.). Tape is designed to be waterproof and friction resistant.

What does Kinesio Taping in NYC COST?

Kinesio Taping is one modality that may be used as part of your traditional Physical Therapy treatment, and is billed through your insurance. Use of taping and other modalities will be determined by your SPEAR Certified Physical Therapist at time of treatment.

NYC Locations for Kinesio Taping:

Kinesio Taping is currently available at Spear. For more information, call our New Patient Hotline at 212-759-2282 or Request an Appointment.

Therapists offering Kinesio Taping
Courtney Nilson, MS, OTR/L
Courtney Nilson, MS, OTR/L
Aimee Bitzel, PT, DPT, MS
Aimee Bitzel, PT, DPT, MS
Timothy Caputo, PT, DPT, TPI L1
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Timothy Caputo, PT, DPT, TPI L1
Lauren Carleton, PT, DPT, CHT
Lauren Carleton headshot
Lauren Carleton, PT, DPT, CHT
Juan Correa, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
Juan Correa headshot
Juan Correa, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
ATC, DPT, OCS, PT
Martin Del Prado, PT, DPT, CTPS, CSAC
Martin del Prado headshot
Martin Del Prado, PT, DPT, CTPS, CSAC
Krina Desai, PT, DPT, PCS
Krina Desai, PT, DPT, PCS
Maura Iacobucci, MS, OTR/L
Maura Iacobucci, MS, OTR/L
Matthew Klayman, PT, DPT, OCS
Matthew Klayman, PT, DPT, OCS
Kevin Lapham, PT, DPT, CSCS
Kevin Lapham, PT, DPT, CSCS
Justin Lugtu, PT, DPT, CSCS
Justin Lugtu, PT, DPT, CSCS
Lukasz Mroz, PT, MS, OMT, PNF, OCS
Lukasz Mroz headshot
Lukasz Mroz, PT, MS, OMT, PNF, OCS
MS, OCS, OMT, PNF, PT
Kathleen O'Donnell-Pickert, OTR/L, CHT
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Kathleen O'Donnell-Pickert, OTR/L, CHT
Nick Puleo, PT, DPT, CSCS, XPS
Nick Puleo, PT, DPT, CSCS, XPS
Daniel Romeo, PT, DPT, CSCS, TPI I
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Daniel Romeo, PT, DPT, CSCS, TPI I
CSCS, DPT, PT, TPI Level 1
Vivek Sukumaran, PT, DPT, TPI Level 1
Vivek Sukumaran, PT, DPT, TPI Level 1
DPT, PT, TPI Level 1
Nicole Surach, PT, DPT, SFMA
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Nicole Surach, PT, DPT, SFMA
Kyle Veltre, PT, DPT
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Kyle Veltre, PT, DPT
DPT, PT
Donald Zerio, PT, DPT, TPI Level II
Donald Zerio headshot
Donald Zerio, PT, DPT, TPI Level II
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