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Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping for athletes, injury prevention, carpal tunnel, back pain and whiplash.

Dr. Nathan Zachor performing Kinesio Taping on a patient.Schubbe Resch Chiropractic offers Kinesio taping, which is used to treat professional, college and high school athletes, as well as other patients. Dr. Nathan Zachor, a chiropractor at Schubbe Resch, explains, “Kinesio taping allows individuals and athletes to return to activity more quickly. This technique offers freedom of motion, unlike traditional sports taping techniques, while safely providing the necessary support and enhanced body awareness.”

What is Kinesio taping?

Kinesio taping, developed in the 1970’s by a chiropractor, provides support and stability to muscles and joints without interfering with circulation and range of motion. It is also used for injury prevention, treating pain, edema and swelling. The lightweight and water-resistant tape is safe for all ages and can be comfortably worn 24/7 for up to five days. The taping works with the lymphatic system to increase circulation, promote healing and relieve pain.

"As a high school athlete, I hurt my arm pitching. I was unable to play for about two and a half months. A year later I started feeling similar pain in my arm. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to finish what was bound to be a very successful season when Dr. Nathan Zachor  introduced me to kinesio taping. The tape helped me concentrate during games, instead of being distracted by the discomfort in my arm. With the help of kinesio taping, I was able to finish my high school season and take my team all the way to the Wisconsin Softball State Semi-finals." ~Lauren Blaczyk, Appleton

What types of medical problems does Kinesio taping help?

Kinesio taping is used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain, knee pain, shoulder conditions, hamstring, and groin injuries, rotator cuff injury, whiplash, sports injuries, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, patella tracking, pre and post surgical edema, ankle sprains, and to provide support for injury prevention.

How is Kinesio taping compare to traditional athletic taping?

Latex-free and hypoallergenic, the Kinesio tape is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused muscles, and to support muscles in movement. In contrast, traditional sports’ taping is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during athletics obstructing the flow of bodily fluids.

Watch the following video to see how the Green Bay Packers use Kinesio taping for their players.

Local sports teams that have benefited from Kinesio taping:

  • Kimberly High School
  • Xavier High School
  • Appleton East High School
  • Appleton West High School
  • Appleton North High School
  • Neenah High School
  • Menasha High School
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley

To make an appointment for Kinesio taping, call (920) 738-0200 (Dr. Nathan Zachor at Appleton clinic) or (920) 720-0660 (Dr. Chris Resch and Kari Resch, PT, at Neenah clinic).

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