Kinesio Taping in Dumont

Chiropractic Dumont NJ Kinesio Tape

The newest method for enhancing your recovery at The Back Care Center is a technique called Kinesio Taping.

Kinesio taping in Dumont is becoming very popular. It is a self-adhesive, elastic tape that can be used in a variety of beneficial ways. When applied correctly, the tape can help with pain and swelling. It can be used to strengthen weak muscles or give ones that are working too hard a rest. I use Kinesio Taping for my patients to help them hold their adjustments longer and enhance the healing effect of care.

Kinesio Taping was first developed in the early 1970’s by a Japanese chiropractor named Dr. Kenzo Kase. It came to the states in the 1990’s. Professional athletes of every type can be spotted wearing the colorful tape on their shoulders, knees or arms but you may have first noticed it on US volleyball player Kerry Walsh during the 2008 Olympics – when she won the gold medal. She wore it on her shoulder and the news media went nuts trying to figure out why.

Elite athletes aren’t the only ones benefiting from this method. People around the world in all walks of life are using Kinesio Taping to help them recover from injuries faster and with less pain. Not only has kinesio taping been utilized in a variety of health care facilities, world class athletes including Lance Armstrong, David Beckham, Kerri Walsh, and Serena Williams have also recognized its benefits.


The primary purpose of kinesio taping is to not only provide support for joints and muscles, but also to aid in the elimination of pain and increase both lymph drainage and blood flow. Our chiropractors at The Back Care Center have been properly trained in the application of kinesio tape to help correct abnormal muscle function. Through the alleviation of the stress effecting the musculature, pressure is relived from nearby nerves, blood, and lymph vessels. As these systems begin to function properly, inflammation and pain begin to decrease, and the restoration of full range of motion is accomplished. In contrast to traditional taping methods that are primarily utilized to reduce motion and stabilize the joint, kinesio taping is applied in such a way that doesn’t cause compression of the underlying structures.


So how can kinesio taping help you? Since kinesio taping has demonstrated a positive effect on the vascular, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems, it has been shown through research to assist with healing, increase range of motion, and decrease the symptoms of several conditions. As mentioned above, kinesio taping has been used by several famous athletes, but it is more commonly used by individuals involved with manual labor, people undergoing rehabilitation, people who frequently engaged in exercise, and high school and college athletes. Some common conditions that have been shown to benefit from kinesio taping include:

  • Conditions causing muscular dysfunction
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Shoulder problems
  • Knee problems
  • Patella dysfunctions
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post surgery stabilization
  • Support for ankle sprains
  • Reduction of swelling
  • Tennis elbow
  • Whiplash injuries

If you are suffering from any of these conditions or are interested in obtaining more information regarding kinesio taping, please contact the The Back Care Center team in Dumont.


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4:00pm - 7:00pm


10:00am - 1:00pm
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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The Back Care Center
24 Grant Avenue
Dumont, NJ 07628
(201) 387-7463