Kinetic Taping: Dr. Manning uses Kinetic Taping to support and stabilize joints and muscles for both athletic conditions and problems that arise from everyday living. The
unique properties of the tape activate the neurological and circulatory systems and promote proper venous and lymphatic flow.
It is effective in assisting normal range of motion, providing protection from injury or re-injury and aiding the body’s natural ability to return to normal function. Many chiropractors, orthopedists, acupuncturists and other medical practitioners use Kinetic Taping. Athletes around the world, including Olympians use Kinetic Taping. If you watched any of the most recent Olympic Games, or even weekly sporting events from football to marathons, you’ve probably noticed athletes with various patterns of tape on their knees or shoulders.
The thickness of the tape is similar to the thickness of the skin and its stretch is designed to mimic the elastic qualities of the skin. The tape may stay on the skin and remain effective for 3-5 days. The elastic strands are wrapped by cotton fibers, which allow for evaporation and quick drying so it can be worn in the shower or while swimming. It can be applied to the skin immediately after swelling has occurred; icing can and should be done over the tape.