Pilates for rehabilitation focuses on helping improve function and reduce pain by isolating and strengthening affected muscle groups, tendons, soft tissue, and joints. In addition to targeted and guided exercise, rehabilitative taping can be used to help the natural healing process with support and stability both during and after exercise.
Firehaus Pilates uses the kinesiology taping method on clients to provide support during exercise but still achieve a full range of motion.
Chiropractors and acupuncturists in Japan first used kinesiology tape to improve the effects of therapy and provide additional comfort and support after treatment. You may have seen the brightly colored kinesiology tape on athletes competing in the Olympics, but it isn’t just for competitors! Kinesiology tape can be used to help anyone alleviate the discomfort of injuries, protect during physical activity or proactively enhance performance.
At Firehaus Pilates, we use RockTape® with clients to help decrease pain, decompress aggravated tissue, and increase awareness of targeted areas being strengthened and soothed. RockTape is an organic, cotton-based kinesiology tape that is hypoallergenic, contains no latex, and won’t cause an allergic reaction or irritation of the skin.
RockTape is used for a range physical ailments including plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, back pain, rotator cuff, hamstring and groin strains, pain associated with pregnancy, postural correction, tendonitis, swelling, and much more. Used with Pilates, RockTape can help facilitate weak muscle movement, support joint structures, and prevent injury.
Instructors at Firehaus Pilates are trained to place the tape strategically on areas of focus where the tape can stay and last for several days, providing support with no irritation. Once the area has been taped, many clients notice a marked increase in awareness of the targeted section of the body that is of focus. The tape helps facilitate and fast track the benefits of Pilates you can expect! RockTape comes in a selection of colors and patterns to match your personality and help you have fun at Firehaus!
Contact us to learn more about kinesiology taping and to get started on your Pilates program!