Kinesio Taping
 
Here at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic, we treat scoliosis using something called the ScolioGold method. This is our own unique approach to scoliosis therapy, and it combines a number of different techniques from all over the world to get the best possible results for scoliosis sufferers.
 
One of the many therapeutic techniques we utilise is called Kinesio Taping. Developed in Japan in the 1970s, Kinesio Taping promotes healthy muscle movement patterns and helps to relieve pain and inflammation in those who suffer from musculoskeletal disorders. Read on to find out more about this technique, or click here to get in touch with the Scoliosis SOS Clinic and find out how we may able to help you.

About Kinesio Taping

The Kinesio Taping (KT) method is the brainchild of Dr Kenzo Kase, a Japanese chiropractor who developed KT as a means of relieving pain without surgery or drugs. Kinesio Taping has existed as a practice since the 1970s, but it has received greater recognition more recently, with sports stars such as Serena Williams and Gareth Bale wearing it during their matches.
 
In a 2011 interview with the Guardian, Dr Kase offered the following explanation as to how his invention works:
 
"Your pain sensors are located between the epidermis and the dermis, the first and second layers of your skin...I thought that if I applied tape to the pain it would lift the epidermis slightly up and make a space between the two layers. This would in turn allow blood to flow more easily to the injured area."
 

The effectiveness of Kinesio Taping is supported by multiple studies, which have shown that the KT method is good at protecting injured muscles/joints and providing immediate pain relief.

How Do We Use Kinesio Taping to Treat Scoliosis?

As mentioned above, the KT method is one of many techniques that we incorporate into our ScolioGold treatment courses for scoliosis sufferers. We've found that Taping is a great way to help with the pain that many scoliosis sufferers experience. Kinesio Taping's strength lies with supplying immediate, short-term pain relief, but we've learned that it can be combined with other therapeutic methods - such as myofascial release - to give much longer-lasting results.
 
Kinestio Taping is also a good way to cultivate proper muscle movement patterns in scoliosis patterns. This is important because it helps to prevent the spine's curve from progressing yet further. While the KT method itself is not capable of correcting a scoliotic curve, it is useful for managing pain/discomfort and promoting healthy movement and posture in conjunction with the other methods listed here.
 
If you suffer from scoliosis and you're looking for an effective non-surgical treatment method, please get in touch with the Scoliosis SOS Clinic today to arrange an initial consultation. If you would rather speak to us on the phone, you can reach us on 0207 488 4428.
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