Kinesiology & Sports Taping



Dr. Barnes is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner and used advanced taping
methods for a variety of ailments.  Traditional kinesiology taping methods are good at helping with minor aches and pains, but most significant injuries require a little more than colored tape.  Dr. Barnes has studied under some of the finest sports tapers in the country and utilizes a much different approach than most physicians who utilize kinesiology tape.   For starters, no tape on earth can help you if it doesn’t stay on.  For this reason we only use ROCKTAPE and Spidertech brand tapes in our office.  Besides kinesiology tape, we implement five other types of tape in our office.  
For example, a patient may walk out of our office with four different types of tape on an IT band injury as opposed to kinesiology tape only.  This mix of tape-types is why our patients are able to run and compete in their sports more successfully than with traditional kinesiology tape only.  There is no “do everything” tape which is why we use this approach in our office.  Taping can help with more conditions than you can imagine and if you’re nursing an injury, it offers exceptional support during the healing process.  Unlike most other providers who use 4 standard kinesiology tape colors, we offer more than 25 different colors and patterns to fit your style.




For more than 25 years,  Kinesiology Taping has been breaking new ground in the fields of sports performance, pain management and physical therapy.
The Kinesiology Tape is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Both Kinesiology Tape and the training protocol have shown results that would have been unheard of using older methods and materials.
The Kinesio Taping Method involves taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent overuse. Kinesio Tape gives the patient support while maintaining full range of motion, enabling the individual to participate in physcial activity with functional assistance. Through the way in which the tape is applied, it can facilitate, relax or inhibit muscle function. Kinesio Taping is also effective in the removal of swelling, correcting misaligned joints, and supports muscles and ligaments through their full range of motion.


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Kinesio Taping can be applied to injuries including:
Any Sprain or Strain
Postural Disorders
Carpal Tunnel Syndroms
Tennis/Golfer’s elbow
Knee Tracking and Tendon Disorders
Ankle Sprains
Rotator Cuff/Shoulder Injuries
Reduction of Traumatic or Post-Surgical swelling
Kinesio Tape is used to:


Re-educate the neuromuscular system
Reduce pain
Enhance performance
Prevent injury
Promote improved circulation and healing



Dr. Barnes is trained in more styles of taping than most practitioners in the nation.  He has lectured at sports symposiums on the topic of taping and he has helped instruct numerous taping classes





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Dr. Barnes has been implementing Rock Tape’s Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) in our office since 2011 and is certified FMT Level 1 and Level 2.


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