What is Physiotherapy?
Physio tape is becoming a very popular choice for athletes that have suffered from injuries.
What is Physio Tape?
Physio tape is a non-latex tape with adhesive on one side. It is used in physiotherapy to treat many different injuries that affect the muscles and joints of the athlete’s body. When an athlete plays in a sport, there is a huge stress placed on different joints and muscles of the body. This colorful and therapeutic tape is revolutionizing the way we use athletic tape. Unlike other tapes, Physio tape comes in different colors, sizes, and patterns. It is stretchy, so when applied, it allows muscles and joints to move safely.
How does Physio Therapy work?
Physio tape can be left on for 3-5 days. The tape is stretched over the target area, wrapping tightly around the affected muscle or joint to convolute the skin. In this instance, the blood vessels are narrowed and blood circulation is increased in the affected area. Therefore, the increase of blood allows for more nutrients and energy getting circulated in the area. This will numb the sensory cells of the skin and reduce any kind of pain or sensation in the area. This in turn will allow healing of injured muscles, especially when it is wrapped for a longer period.
To apply to a tennis elbow, for example, a Y shaped is positioned on the elbow by cutting and applying the tape. If done correctly, there will be considerably less pain on the arm, especially when moving it. Consult your physical therapist for instruction on how to properly apply the physio tape.
Benefits of Physio Therapy
Physio tape will support joints and muscles all day (up to three days) and is especially popular in physiotherapy treatments. This can help injuries such as a tennis elbow, back and ankle injuries, and knee pains. When paired with medication, it is a very positive cure that medication cannot cure alone.
Physio tape is painless to wear, and will recover injuries quickly. It relieves pain, reduces inflammation, supports muscles, and encourages movement patterns. Additionally, it is a very inexpensive solution. Physio tape costs less than $10.00 per roll, making it a very inexpensive and easy alternative to other tapes and solutions.
To purchase Physio tape, go to http://www.theratape.com/.
Moriarty Physical Therapy is a premier physical therapy center located in New York’s Hudson Valley. To find out more about physical therapy or to book your first appointment with a physical therapist, contact Moriarty Physical Therapy at (845) 454-4137 or visit their website https://moriartypt.com/.
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