I hope to ignite massage therapists interest in learning the Kinesio® Taping Method and its application to their massage practice. The massage industry continues to evolve and I see the Kinesio Taping® Method as an integral part of a massage therapy practice. The Kinesio Taping Method has enhanced my ability to help my clients. I have not found another therapy that works hand in hand with my massage work.
Why Is the Kinesio Taping Method Effective?
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio® Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering your patient the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio® Tex Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
Within Your Scope of Practice?
The continuing education credits specific to massage therapists for the Kinesio Taping Method education is approved and provided through the NCBTMB, the national governing body for continuing education for massage therapists.
About the Author
Scott Korb, LMT, BCTBM, CKTI
Robert Paul “Scott” Korb is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Orthopedic and Pain Management Massage, Medical Massage, Sports Massage and Core Myofascial Release. Scott is an approved continuing education provider through the NCBTMB as well as being a Board Certified Practitioner. He has been an instructor and educator for over 15 years including instructing Sports Massage at an accredited massage school, providing continuing education seminars and is a certified CPR instructor.
Scott has been a CKTP since 2009. He has been an avid user, promoter and enthusiast of the Kinesio Taping Method and the therapeutic benefits it provides. Scott is active in his area and nationwide as a clinician and educator of the Kinesio Taping Method. He became a CKTI in 2014.