Sitting at a desk working, playing sports and being active, traveling… the list of activities that cause neck pain is seemingly infinite. Luckily, this #TapeTuesday we are featuring a neck pain kinesiology taping technique that can help. This TheraBand Kinesiology Tape application is used for pain reduction and joint support for the neck for conditions such as neck pain or whiplash.
Neck pain kinesiology taping technique
Kinesiology taping for neck pain has been proven to show significant improvement in cervical spine pain over a one week period (Gonzalez-Iglesias J, et al 2009, Saavedra-Hernandez M et al. 2012). Watch as our kinesiology tape guru Dr. Greg Doerr as he explains each step of the tape job:
Gonzalez-Iglesias J, et al 2009. Short-term effects of cervical kinesio taping on pain and cervical range of motion in patients with acute whiplash injury: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 39(7):515-521.
Saavedra-Hernandez M et al. 2012. Short-Term Effects of Kinesio Taping Versus Cervical Thrust Manipulation in Patients With Mechanical Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 42(8):724-730.
In our TapeTuesday series, we will be sharing methods for different types of kinesiology tape application, as well as the accompanying research to support it. We’ll talk about therapeutic and preventive taping, such as TheraBand Kinesiology Tape and Cramer Athletic Tape to name a few. Click here to see our other posts in the #TapeTuesday series!