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Kinesio Taping and Chiropractic El Paso, Texas

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Kinesio taping method is a therapeutic technique that offers an approach of supporting the individual and rehabilitating the condition or affected area. Kinesio tape can stimulate or relax muscles, depending on the technique and type of tension that is put on the body. It raises the skin in microscopic increments that aid in lymphatic drainage.

It decreases inflammation and swelling reducing pressure in the area, allowing the blood and lymphatic fluid to flow naturally and more effectively in and out of the affected area.

Kinesio Tape:

This helps the body return to homeostasis. It can be applied in a variety of different configurations, but usually, applications are single:

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Kinesio Taping

There are unique taping shapes specialized to address certain areas of the body and conditions. Providing stability and support for the body’s joints and muscles, it does not restrict the body’s range of motion. The technique\s are designed to address soft tissue injury/s by manipulating the area and promoting natural healing, alleviating pain, reducing swelling, and providing all-around relief.

Kinesio Taping can Treat

A variety of conditions benefit from Kinesio taping. Chiropractors and physical therapists use it for:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Back strain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Herniated disc
  • Lower back strain
  • Patella tracking
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Pregnancy
  • Pre-surgery edema
  • Post-surgery edema
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Tennis elbow
  • Whiplash

Athletes use it for additional support and injury prevention.

Taping and Chiropractic

The tape uses the body’s own natural healing process with many individuals finding it, as the preferred treatment for many conditions. When combined with chiropractic care, Kinesio Taping is highly effective. A chiropractor may use a variety of techniques, depending on the condition or injury.

They can use spinal manipulation, physical therapy, massage, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, heat, and ice, combining them with recommendations for lifestyle and diet modifications. As aforementioned it encourages the body to heal itself, thus eliminating the need for medication/s  their undesired and invasive surgery. Kinesio Taping is safe, natural, and a perfect complement to chiropractic treatment.


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Dr. Alex Jimenez

Specialties: Stopping the PAIN! We Specialize in Treating Severe Sciatica, Neck-Back Pain, Whiplash, Headaches, Knee Injuries, Sports Injuries, Dizziness, Poor Sleep, Arthritis. We use advanced proven therapies focused on optimal mobility, posture control, health Instruction, functional fitness, and structural conditioning. We use effective "Patient Focused Diet Plans", Specialized Chiropractic Techniques, Mobility-Agility Training, Cross-Fit Protocols, and the Premier "PUSH Functional Fitness System" to treat patients suffering from various injuries and health problems. Ultimately, I am here to serve my patients and community as a Chiropractor passionately restoring functional life and facilitating living through increased mobility.

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