Smithtown, NY Kinesiology Taping

In Smithtown, NY at Integrative Family Wellness, our practitioners offer kinesiology taping in order to help the body’s natural healing process and provide support to muscles and joints. 

To schedule an appointment today, feel free to contact our office in Smithtown, NY at 631-708-3500.

What Is Kinesiology Taping?

There are many different brands of kinesiology tape today, but the original product was branded as Kinesio tape or Kinesio Tex Tape. in the late 1970s, it was developed by a Japanese chiropractor by the name of Dr. Kenzo Kase. his goal was to create a tape that didn’t limit movement in the way traditional athletic tapes do but still would provide the necessary support.

Kinesiology tape is a therapeutic tape that is applied to give the body support, lessen pain, reduce swelling and improve performance.

How Does Kinesiology Taping Work?

Kinesio tape is made with a proprietary blend of cotton and nylon. This design allows it to mimic the skin’s elasticity so it can be used and won’t deny the user full range of motion. The medical-grade adhesive on the tape is water-resistant and strong enough to stay for three to five days even through normal daily activities. 

When the tape is applied, it recoils slightly which will gently lift your skin. This is believed to help create microscopic space between your skin and the tissues underneath it.

Benefits Of Kinesiology Taping

  • Creating space in joins
  • Possibly changing signals on pain pathways
  • Possible improvements in circulation of blood and fluids

What Is Kinesiology Taping Used For?

Kinesiology is most effective when used in conjunction with other treatments, such as manual therapy. It can also help with adding extra support to muscles or joints that need it. Especially if you have patellofemoral stress syndrome, IT band friction syndrome or achilles tendonitis, kinesiology taping may help.

Kinesiology taping allows you to move normally in comparison to other medical or athletic tape. Studies have shown that it can also help enhance movement and endurance as well.*

Along with this, kinesiology taping has also been shown to help with re-training muscles that have lost function or that aren’t performing as they should any more due to repetition of poor usage. The addition of the tape to your skin can stand as a reminder in order to notify you of how you’re moving and allow you the chance to correct it yourself.

Kinesiology taping is also used by athletes in order to help them with reaching peak performance. It helps protect against injury as well when they’re competing.*

But don’t take our word for it…here are what some of
our previous clients have to say about our team!

Steve B
August 29, 2022

I went there because my wife made me to. I'm glad she did it was a very positive experience. Dr Anthony and his nursing staff are top-notch extremely friendly very thorough and actually care about your comfort. At the end of my appointment today I'm actually looking forward to my next appointment. I highly recommend this practice. Even if you had a bad experience somewhere else .....GO HERE!! Steve B

Kim Gordon
August 27, 2022

Dr. G and his entire staff are absolutely amazing! Back in May I was desperate for answers about my 15yo son who was having major pains in his foot. My son plays soccer and runs Track and he couldn’t run at all without having a pain level of 10. I had already brought him to two orthopedics, a podiatrist, a chiropractor and gotten MRIs and X-rays and nobody could give us any answers. Over 6 weeks went by and then I finally tried out acupuncture with Dr. G! During his assessment he knew immediately what was wrong with my son! He is so beyond knowledgeable and within 1 treatment my son felt a ton of relief and after 3 treatments my son was back on the track and soccer field! After 5 treatments he was completely healed with a pain level of 0! And absolutely no issues with his foot since!! My son also has hip pain that comes and goes for the last few years - we went back to Dr. G when his hip started acting up again and the miracle worker did it again! I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. G and his incredible staff to everyone!

Jason Young
August 24, 2022

I had 90% pain relief for a month after my first visit. They take great care of you and make sure that they take your concerns and help. I highly recommend this team as they are amazing and treat you like family!

jillian williams
July 13, 2022

I came to Dr. Gordon with so many issues and not much hope of getting better. Just in the short time I’ve been there, I’ve had so much less pain and more mobility in both hands and arms. He’s very knowledgeable at what he does and you can tell that he really wants to help people feel better. Every time I leave the office I feel rejuvenated and in such a good mood. Overall it’s a great place, also due to the fact that Dr. Gordon and nurse Jen are so personable and easy to talk too. They make me feel so safe and comfortable. 5 stars all around ????

Rachael Kirk
March 17, 2022

Dr. Gordon and his staff are personable, respectful and professional. Everyone goes above and beyond. The office is clean and the equipment is state of the art! It really has been a blessing coming to receive acupuncture and the other therapies offered. I have never felt better and I honestly didn’t think I ever would. But this place has given me my life back! Thank you!

Judy Castellanos
March 16, 2022

I can't say enough about Dr. Gordon and his exceptional team, the attention and care they give to each patient is amazing. I have seen Dr. Gordon for back pain, knee issue and most recently foot pain and I have to say every single time I visit the very next day I'm back to resuming my very active lifestyle. I'm so grateful and happy I found this office.

Lizette Torres
March 8, 2022
Duka Koumniotes
February 24, 2022
Estrellita Ammirati
January 19, 2022

One week ago I walked into Dr. Anthony Gordon’s office in Smithtown with chronic low back pain, bilateral hip pain, tingling along my left thigh, right knee pain and left shoulder pain. All of which was limiting my active lifestyle of going to the gym, my daily 2.5 mile walk and participation in my beloved zumba class. After one treatment I found myself standing straighter with decreased back, hip and knee pain and no tingling to my left thigh. I was also able to walk 1.5 miles pain free two days later. Now with three treatments completed I will say that each visit is bringing me closer to fully resuming my active lifestyle. I am grateful for the attention Dr. Gordon gives towards my concerns and appreciate his professionalism and expertise in the administration of various acupuncture techniques for pain relief. I highly recommend Dr. Gordon as he spends time in connecting with the patient by listening and then giving a thorough explanation of his treatment plan. I have already referred him to a friend and find myself telling everyone about the great care I have received.

Nicholas Galletta
December 29, 2021

Dr. Gordon and staff are a pleasure as soon as you enter the door. They are thorough in treatment, not rushing through the process. I am completely satisfied in results and professionalism. Highly recommend to anyone who is in pain and struggling to find an answer.

Nicholas Bozenko
September 29, 2021

I always have Neck and shoulder pain that causes headaches. After just one treatment with the laser therapy I am pain free for 6 days.

mayur joshi
July 21, 2021

Awesome Place, Acupuncture helped my Neck Pain.

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