Kinesio Taping Arlington, VA

Kinesiology Taping

Nick C.

In 8 weeks, Dr. Ujjwal diagnosed, treated, and cured my AC joint compression injury sustained from snowboarding.

Jan V.

Ujjwal is the platinum of physical therapists...not just 14 kt gold. He doesn't just turn you over to someone else for strength-training, give you Xerox copies of an exercise program, and merely apply cold packs. He works directly on the muscles to restore blood flow and healing, uses a technique called "dry needled," (no, it doesn't hurt and is apparently used by professionals who receive very specialized training), and gives you hand-drawn and clear pictures of the exercises you are supposed to do at home. He also does taping, recommends reasonably priced equipment to use to support your progress/help eliminate pain (under $20 from Amazon), and uses other equipment that I have never seen at my previous PT's office, but that all helped eliminate the pain that I was experiencing. I was able to complete my rehab for the ACL with Ujjwal in a very short period of time.

Get Back in the Game Kinesiology Taping

Do You Have an Injury? Kinesiology Taping Can Help

Whether you are an athlete competing at the highest level or someone looking to find relief from your daily activities, Kinesiology taping can help you find relief! Thousands of Americans are experiencing powerful results from this state-of-the-art technique.

Kinesio taping utilizes a strong, flexible “tape” that is activated by body heat. When properly applied, it provides stability and support to the joints and surrounding muscles and improves circulation while still allowing for a full range of motion.

Have you suffered from an injury or condition that is affecting your everyday life? Pain can sometimes be so debilitating that it makes daily tasks much more difficult than they used to be.

That is why we, MMA & Sports Rehab, offer treatments like Kinesio Taping to help alleviate pain, promote healing, increase strength and range of motion, and most importantly, get you back to comfortably living your normal life.

Physical therapy and Kinesio taping

Kinesio taping has helped many of our patients get back to comfortably living their daily lives, without any lingering pain or stiffness.

At MMA & Sports Rehab, our therapists will provide the very best Kinesio treatments to assist you in reaching that same outcome.

At your initial appointment, our Arlington, VA physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation, which will determine if Kinesio taping will be an effective option for your treatment plan.

If so, our physical therapist will explain how it will benefit your journey toward recovery and the step-by-step process that you will go through to get there.

How can Kinesiology taping benefit me?

Our Arlington, VA physical therapists will implement a variety of exercises and modalities into their treatment plans, based on your specific needs.

Kinesio taping is among these modalities, used to improve your mobility and provide support to your muscles, joints, and tendons.

Our physical therapist will perform Kinesio taping by placing the strips of tape on the affected area of your body, as well as any other places that you may be experiencing pain or stiffness.

If you think you could benefit from Kinesio taping, request an appointment at MMA & Sports Rehab today!

So, how does Kinesio taping work?

Kinesio taping works by doing a few important things for your body. By pulling the skin away from tight muscles, blood flow and body fluid can circulate through the injured area more efficiently. This decreases inflammation and speeds up the natural healing process. Many physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians, and athletes are using sports tape to maintain exercise when injured.

Kinesio taping helps in resetting the circuitry in the affected part of your body by correcting any faulty interactions between the skin and muscles, joints, and tendons underneath. This results in improved muscle strength and activity.

Kinesiology taping also works by blocking any pain receptors being sent to your brain. If those painful messages aren’t being received, the muscles in the affected area will loosen up and the likelihood for spasms will significantly decrease.

Pain constricts an affected area, but if the pain is taken away, there suddenly becomes more freedom for blood flow and movement.

What are the biggest advantages of Kinesio taping?

There are many reasons why Kinesio taping may be useful to you in your healing journey.

These include, but are not limited to:

Managing scar tissue

This is an especially common treatment after an injury, surgery, or another type of trauma has occurred. Healing from trauma can cause a thick band of scar tissue to form over the affected area, which can inhibit signals of movement. Kinesio taping can provide a much-needed stretch to the scar tissue, making the signals of movement easier to communicate, and thus increasing your mobility.

Stabilizing joints

Some conditions may make it difficult for joints to stay in place. Kinesio taping can help stabilize and provide support for these joints, while still allowing them to move around their intended range of motion.

Relieving pain

One of the biggest benefits of Kinesio taping is pain relief. By blocking pain receptors, your brain doesn’t receive the painful messages from the affected area any longer, and the muscles relax as a result. This allows for more mobility, quicker healing, and a more comfortable treatment process overall.

Decreasing swelling

Injury, surgery, or even simple overuse of a certain part of your body can also result in swelling. Kinesio taping helps to decrease swelling by limiting the pressure between the skin and the tissues underneath. This allows any buildup of fluid to travel freely and promotes easier movement of the affected area.

Find relief for your pain today!

Request an appointment with one of our Arlington, VA physical therapists today, and get started on your path toward recovery!

At MMA & Sports Rehab, we are dedicated to helping you reach your peak physical performance, and we would love to meet with you and create a plan to make that happen.