Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

November 10, 2014

Kinesiotape, recommended by a pediatric Occupational Therapist

Kinesiology taping can be a great way to enhance your child’s progress in therapy. Taping has been around for 40 years and has grown to have many different brands and styles of taping. You’ve probably seen the tape before if you’ve watched the Olympics or looked in a sports magazine. It comes in many different colors and is placed on skin – almost any where on the body. Kinesiology taping is used to promote healing after an injury, reduce swelling, elicit a muscle response, and inhibit a muscle response. Kinesology tape works by allowing tendons and fascia to glide with more ease, providing a bio-feedback response to encourage correct posture or muscle use, and reduces pain. With all of these different uses for tape, you can find taping on a wide range of people: athletes, children with hemiplegia, adults with over-use injuries and many more.

Have you seen kinesiology tape before? Does it sound like something that might help your child benefit from therapy? Let’s talk!

Melissa Petcu, M.S., OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

704-332-4834 ext. 118