We’re sure that you’ve seen those athletes out on the field or court that are dawned with colored tape that wraps their body. Those colorful strips are called Kinesiology Tape. And they are not only for athletes; this tape has also been helpful for pregnant women.
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For all the women who have been pregnant, a majority of you have felt pain at some point during your pregnancy. With the growing weight of your baby, pulling your center of gravity forward, you could experience low back pain, hip pain, etc. Your extremities could swell and your ribs could be displaced as your body changes to accommodate your growing child.
Kinesiology taping is a way to help relieve the pain caused by pregnancy. Kinesio taping can help with and is not limited to:
Loosen tight tissue (muscular/fascial)
Support your growing abdomen
Hip support of musculature
Hold ribs in place
If you are pregnant and have pain, come check out our clinic! Our Physical Therapy Assistant, Allie Gold is a Certified Kinesio-Taping Practitioner.