October Is Physical Therapy Month!


What is
Kinesio Tape?

At Therapyworks, many of our occupational and physical therapists are Certfied Kinesio Tape Practitioners.  Kinesio Taping has many beneficial uses, so let’s learn more about pediatric Kinesio Taping!

Kinesiology Tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic Kinesiology Tape can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions. 

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a rehabilitative
taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing
process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without
restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft
tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered
within the clinical setting. (www.kinesiotaping.com)


How can
Kinesio Tape help your child? :

– Relieves pain

– Loosens tight muscles- Activates weak and tired muscles                    

– Helps in biomechanical alignment

– Provides stability


A few things KinesioTape
can be used for in Physical Therapy:

– Cerebral Palsy

– Torticollis- Back pain, Shoulder pain, Knee pain, Foot pain   

– In toeing

– Toe walking

– Sports injuries

– Postural control



Ask one of our Physical Therapist staff for more
information on Kinesio Taping!!!


By: Amanda Zarbano, PTA