Kinesio and Rocktape
Kinesiology taping is the application of a thin, elastic, cotton tape to reduce stress on injuries and assist with inflammatory conditions. K-Taping can be used to temporarily reinforce a posture or position or to assist with lymphatic return.
Rocktape is a leading brand of Kinesio tape and the product we choose for our taping.
Taping is an additional $10 as part of a Remedial or Myotherapy Treatment.
Take it off immediately if the tape is itchy, painful or feels noticeable in any way. Your therapist will tell you what to look out for. If you ignore these symptoms – you may get a blister which can take time to recover. We advise people to monitor their tape daily. As a general rule, fair skinned individuals shouldn’t leave tape on for more than two days. Blistered skin should have an antiseptic applied immediately.
Your therapist will determine what skin type and how reactive you are. We use hypo allergenic ROcktape – one of the highest quality kinesio tapes in the world. If you don’t feel itchy, sore or notice the tape – it’s probably ok to keep on for up to a week. But your therapist will look at your skin and risk factors first.
Yes, there is a Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large and we have a weight and height chart to make sure you have the correct size for you.
It will feel a bit uncomfortable at first as it moves your shoulders into a better position and this will feel unfamiliar. After a few minutes you adjust. You must not wear the brace for more than 45 minutes as this will potentially bruise your shoulders. The instruction manual outlines how long and how often to put the brace on.