Veterinary-based Kinesiology Taping
What is it?
You may have had (or have seen friends with) an elasticated tape applied to a problem area following a visit to a physical therapist.
Its purpose is to relieve pain and provide stability to weakened areas by activating (or de-activating) tissues so that the body can begin to build up strength correctly.
Established in the 1970’s by Dr Kenzo Kase, Kinesiology Taping proved highly successful in rehabilitating humans and so the practice of Taping was extended to the treatment of horses.
Why use Taping?
Using Veterinary-based Kinesiology Taping can be a superb tool in assisting a horse’s rehabilitation especially when used in conjunction with other treatments such as McTimoney Chiropractic, sports massage and core strengthening exercises. By supporting an area weakened through injury or surgery, we can re-educate the horse’s muscles and mind to positively affect -
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Muscle imbalance
- Ligament and tendon injuries
- Conformational weaknesses – by retraining certain muscles to active, and/or inhibiting over used muscles.