Kinesio taping is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process, while allowing support and stability to the muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological, and medical conditions. Both kinesio tape, and the training protocol have shown results that would have been unheard of using previous methods and materials. Kinesio tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, enhance performance, prevent injury, and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to homeostasis.
The kinesio tape method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process and to provide extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Kinesio tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric. By targeting different receptors within the somato-sensory system, the tape alleviates the pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin, this increasing interstitial space, and allowing for decreased inflammation.
In some cases, the treatment of a condition may require treatment of other underlying conditions as well. The information gained from detailed assessments will allow for the proper treatment protocol to be laid out. Kinesio tape is a valuable part of this protocol. It can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and modalities and is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases on an injury as well as being used for preventative measures.
What does CKTP and FMT mean?
The letters CKTP stand for Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner.
The letters FMT stand for Fascial Movement Taping.
There are two primary governing bodies in the world of kinesio tape. Dr. Jeremiah Williams has taken over 40 hours of class/lab work to have these certifications. When you go to any doctor, you need to know that they are not just a good doctor, but that they are capable in whatever field they specialize in. When getting taped by Dr. Williams, you can be assured that there are no medical professionals anywhere near the Bartlesville area that have more education in the field of Kinesiotape, than he does.
How long will this take?
Kinesio taping itself will only take 5-10 minutes to apply, and will stay on the body for 3-5 days in most situations. A typical taping application for injury will take 4-6 weeks of taping one to two times per week.