Dr. Rory J. Marrello is a Certified Kinesio® Taping Practitioner
The Kinesio® Taping Method has taken the Rehabilitation and Sports
Medicine world by storm. This amazing taping method was developed by
Dr. Kenzo Kase over 25 years ago in Japan. Since then, Kinesio® Taping
has become the gold, or should we say "platinum," standard for
therapeutic and rehabilitative taping. This proprietary method of
taping uses a uniquely designed and patented tape for treatment of
muscular disorders and lymphedema reduction, among other things.
The Kinesio® Taping Method involves taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction. The first technique gives the practitioner the opportunity to give support while still maintaining full range of motion. This enables the individual to participate in his/her normal physical activities with functional assistance. The second technique, which is most commonly used in the acute stage of rehabilitation, helps prevent overuse or over-contraction and helps provide facilitation of lymph flow for an entire 24 hour period. Correctional techniques include mechanical, lymphatic, ligament/tendon, fascia, space and functional. Kinesio® Tex Tape can be used in conjunction with other therapies, including cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, massage therapy and electrical stimulation.