Kinesiology Tape and Pregnancy
Kinesiology tape is a colourful tape that facilitates the body’s natural healing process by providing support and stability to muscles and joints, improving blood flow, reducing pain and swelling and controlling inflammation. It is an elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive so it will not restrict your range of motion. An application of kinesiology tape typically lasts three to five days if applied correctly.
Kinesiology tape is a safe and effective treatment option in pregnancy. Musculoskeletal pain is common in pregnancy, especially low back, pelvic and round ligament pain. But by adding a few strategic strips of the colourful tape to either the back or abdomen, some of the common postural aches and pains that are associated with a growing baby bump are alleviated.
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