K-Tape & Zinc Strapping
Kinesiology tape, known as “K-tape”, has gained popularity in recent years in athletic circles for treating muscular injuries, because it often allows them to continue competing while an injury is still healing.
K-tape is an elastic cotton tape which mimics human skin, therefore allowing a reasonable amount of movement when applied to the body. K-tape actually lifts the skin away from the injury site, which encourages blood flow and in turn aids the natural recovery process. It can also help take the pressure off pain receptors and therefore relieve pain and encourage natural movement.
We also offer zinc strapping as a form of treatment, although this is only applied in order to immobilise the injured joint for a few days in order for the body to continue to healing process.