The benefits of Kinesio Taping.

What are the benefits of Kinesio Taping? And who would need this done?

Who should have Kinesio Taping done?

Kinesio taping is the use of a special type of tape that has some elastic properties in it, to allow it to move with the moving body part it is attached to. It is in no way meant as a treatment or cure for an injury but as a tool to allow a patient to continue with their activities with less discomfort or prevent further damage in-between their treatment sessions with their therapist.

Elite Physio - Mississauga’s principal and lead therapist, Michael grew up only minutes from where the clinic is located and has returned back to the Mississauga area to once again make it his home. Michael completed his degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Manitoba and has since worked in several disciplines within the scope of physiotherapy, including private clinics, hospitals, home settings, and research. Michael has completed several continuing education courses which include Advanced Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, spinal manipulation, advanced muscle release, fascial release, joint mobilization, and sport specific treatment and exercise for golf, hockey, running and he is also trained in general strength and conditioning.

Michael also has training in assessing and treating pre- and post-surgical patients for the back, neck, shoulder, knee, ankle, as well as joint replacements for the hip and knee. Previous to this he was in the Canadian Armed Forces where he dedicated over 20 years of service, serving in Canada and Europe and overseas missions. Michael has treated both professional and amateur athletes and is an instructor in Contemporary Acupuncture at McMaster University and continues to upgrade his skills to ensure that his patients receive the best care possible. Michael has a strong sense of community and believes in a healthy balance between an active lifestyle, and proper nutrition and mental health.