Thomas Cleveland
Owner and Founder of Advanced PT and Fitness

Kinesiology Taping

A. What Is Kinesiology Tape

This taping method has been around since the 1970’s. The intent of this taping method was to promote movement instead of restricting it with the traditional athletic taping methods.

B. What Does Kinesiology Tape Do

While we don’t know the exact mechanisms of why it works, these are the clinical theories.
i. The research jury is not conclusive yet, but what we do know is..
  1. Similar to Cupping, the elastic properties of the tape allow a gentle decompression force to be imparted to the subcutaneous tissues, promoting interstitial fluid flow (Blood and lymph), or Decompression of local tissues.
  2. Reduces local edema
  3. Reduces delayed onset muscle soreness post exercise
  4. Reduced thickness of plantar fascial tissue in those with plantar fasciitis.
  5. Promotes scar remodeling.
  1. Reduce pain
  2. Improve muscle function
  3. Improve joint proprioception
  4. Reduce Swelling and local inflammation
  5. Speed recovery and return to chosen activity or sport
  6. Use it post workout or sport for reduce post exercise muscle soreness
  1. The experience of this clinic is that this brand sticks the longest and is the most durable with respect to sport activities, even in water!

2. Stability Taping

a. In contrast to K Taping methods that promote body movement, stability taping is designed to restrict movement when necessary.

b. Stability tape is most commonly used in the knee, ankle, and foot regions to restrict movements that they body is not able to control by ligamentous support or muscular control.

The most common usage of this methodology is following an ankle sprain. Ankle sprains are the most common orthopedic injury in western culture, yet the least referred to PT by doctors, and the worst managed! Most ankle sprains in addition to a ‘low ankle injury’ include a ‘high ankle sprain’ which is the silent culprit for problems down the road. Mechanical breakdown of the foot ankle complex begins with the disturbance of any ligament group, and in the case of high ankle ligament instability common long term manifestations include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, posterior tibial tendonitis, shin splints, bunions, ect. Believe it or not, there is one very simple stability taping method that can begin to control and reverse the pain associated with these mechanical dysfunctions. Call for more info!!!

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“I have been under Dr Thomas Cleveland’s care for over two years. I have suffered for over 20 years with chronic back pain and neck discomfort. Tom is highly trained and has compassion for his patient. I enjoy mobility and able to enjoy the life style I live because of his doctoring. I highly recommend you contact him and trust him to work on your body.”

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“Dr. Cleveland does an incredible job and is very knowledgeable and skilled in many different types of physical therapy. He’s way better than other PT’s because he works with you the whole time on your specific need and doesn’t just leave you to do exercises by yourself while you’re there. I’ve always felt better after an appointment with Dr. Cleveland. Your time and money will be well spent!”

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“I sought out PT because my hands had been going numb for over a year. I was seriously considering a career change as I have been a massage therapist for 16 years. After 2 appointments of dry needling by Tom, I went over 2 weeks without my hands falling asleep while working. Thank you Advanced Physical Therapy!!”