Therapeutic Taping 
 

Therapeutic taping is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process and to restore normal function of these tissues while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. Therapeutic taping successfully treats a variety of neuromuscular, orthopedic, neurological, and other medical issues. Dr. Bucek is certified in various taping methods; all of which are offered at Bucek Chiropractic. Dr. Bucek is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP) and is Functional Movement, Performance, and Dynamic Taping certified. These certifications allow Dr. Bucek to better evaluate what therapeutic taping method would best fit the patient’s day-to-day lifestyle alongside the treatment goals to insure the highest quality of care.


Therapeutic Methods
 


RockTape Method 

This method is generally used for rehabilitation and to treat injuries such as, but not limited to: shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, and back pain. RockTape is neurophysiological and works by carefully lifting the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, thus creating a decompressive effect. This method is preferred by, but not limited to, athletes. The tape allows fuller and better range of motion than conventional taping techniques since the tape is designed to stretch without too much resistance, which provides assistance to the muscles. We even have RockTape for aquatic athletes. For more information visit: RockTape
 


Athletic Taping Method

This method is the process of applying zinc oxide (or, white) tape directly to the skin in order to maintain a stable position of bones and muscles during athletic activity. This method is used to physically keep and lock joints in place at certain positions to reduce pain, aid in recovery, and is typically used to help recover from acute muscles or joint injuries. The athletic taping method restricts the motion of an injured joint while compressing soft tissues to reduce swelling and support the functional body area involved in the injury. For more information visit: WebMD - Athletic Tape
 


Dynamic Tape or Biomechanical Method

Dynamic Tape method, also referred to as Biomechanical Taping, is the latest taping teachnique.  It is used to help assist weak muscles, improve movement patterns, change joint position to improve the muscle’s capacity to generate force, and to reduce the work on injured tissues. This method consists of using a 4- way stretching tape with strong elastic resistance that can recoil of varying grades and is the only tape available that can absorb a load. When applied to target areas correctly, it injects force to reduce the workload on the body. Thus, affecting the work of muscles and motions of joints. This methodology was created to directly manage load, modify movement patterns, and assist in function. Dynamic Tape works mechanically and is designed to alter movement patterns while absorbing load and re-injecting that energy back into movement without limiting range of motion. This sets Dynamic Taping apart from the other methods that work neurophysiologically, as described above. Currently, Dr. Bucek is one of only a handful of clinicians in the entire United States certified in its use. For more information visit: Dynamic Tape    
 



 
Incorrect application of any of these methods can lead to serious injuries. We recommend these be applied by trained, certified professionals at all times.