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Kinesio Tape


Kinesio Tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance.

While the use of kinesiology is often associated with athletes such as Serena Williams, Kerri Walsh and Lance Armstrong, the reality is that it is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries.


What is Kinesio Tape used for?

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Jumpers knee (PFS)
  • ACL/MCL issues
  • Rotator cuff
  • Groin and hamstring pulls
  • Lower back issues
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis and golf elbow
  • Pain associated with pregnancy
  • Postural correction


How does Kinesio Tape work?

Prater Chiropractic Wellness Center uses Kinesio Tape from the manufacture RockTape, which introduced a bias into the weave of the fabric so it stretches in one direction and not the other. This creates a bio-mechanical lifting mechanism that lifts the skin away from the soft tissue underneath, which allows more blood to move into an injured area to accelerate healing and recovery.


Improving Sports Performance

RockTape - "While we can’t turn a 5 hour marathoner into a 3 hour runner, we do have methods to help you break the 3 hour barrier if you’re already close. When applied properly, RockTape can help athletes improve form and decrease fatigue through better blood flow. These are the two most critical aspects of increasing performance in almost any sport." Dr. Prater is Functional Movement Taping Level I and II certified and has assisted on research projects on Rock Tape at Western Michigan University.

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