Skip to content

Certified Kinesio Tape in Surrey

Dr. David Egan is a Certified Kinesio Tape practitioner.

Kinesio Tape is an elastic, hypoallergenic tape which works with the fascial, lymphatic and musculoskeletal systems of the body. The Kinesio Taping Method was developed in Japan in the 1970’s by Dr. Kenzo Kase, a chiropractor and is now widely used by many people including Professional and Olympic athletes.

Kerri Walsh with her shoulder Kinesio tape

Conventional athletic tape is designed to restrict and support the movement of the injured body part as to protect the area from further damage. In contrast, Kinesio Tape not only offers the support needed but allows the patient complete range of motion during the rehabilitation process to facilitate the ultimate therapeutic modality – exercise. Kinesio Tape is designed to stay on for three to five days giving support 24 hours of the day. You may workout, shower and even swim with it and it will stay on.

Four Effects of Kinesio Tape:

  1. Normalize Muscle Function – Kinesio Tape is effective in the restoration and normalization of damaged muscles caused by overuse or injury. It can be used to facilitate weakened muscles or to inhibit hypertonic muscles. Many patients state that the Kinesio Tape feels like they have an extra muscle helping out. The effects are subtle but because it helps 24 hours per day for 3 to 5 days it can be very effective.
  2. Improve Lymphatic and Blood Flow – the space between the skin and muscle is often reduced as a result of congestion of the flow of lymphatic fluid and blood. This congestion increases the activity of pain receptors in the skin. Kinesio Tape increases the space between the skin and muscles and promotes the flow of lymphatic fluid and blood.
  3. Reduces Pain – Kinesio Tape is effective in reducing pain. The primary mechanism for pain relief is via decreased pain receptor activation with the increased subcutaneous space.
  4. Correct Joint Malalignment and Improve Proprioception – Joint malalignment is caused by strength and flexibility imbalances across the joint. Musculoskeletal injury exacerbates these malalignments and abnormal joint forces. Kinesio Taping may provide the correct proprioceptive input to aid in restoring normal joint forces.

Properties of Kinesio Tape make it unique:

Kinesio tape being used at the Tour de France.

  • 140 % elasticity – same flexibility as human skin and muscle.
  • Heat activated acrylic adhesive – light but strong enough to stay on for up to five days.
  • Latex free and hypo allergenic.
  • Air circulating weaves to channel out sweat, water and enhance skin breathing.
  • 100% high grade cotton.
  • Durable – average use is for three to five days.

Some Conditions treated with Kinesio Tape:

  • Ankle Sprains
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Low Back Strain/Spasm
  • Whiplash
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Postural Correction

Used by athletes as a preventive injury measure or support method.

To find out if you may be helped by Kinesio Tape contact Dr. David Egan (604) 599-3997

Chiropractic Website by Perfect Patients.