Kinesio Taping for Pregnant Women
As pregnancy advances, the lion’s share of the work supporting the ever-growing baby bulge falls squarely on the lower back muscles. The further in front the abdomen protrudes, the more work the back muscles must do to stabilize and support the entire area.
Kinesiotape helps to stabilise joints whilst still allowing them to move through their normal range of motion, as well as providing gentle support to muscles and ligaments under strain, making it a helpful treatment modality for pregnant women.
Low back and pelvic girdle pain is a common problem during pregnancy, as well as pain from the round ligaments ligaments (ligaments which surround your uterus in your pelvis)- this type of pain often feels like a sharp jab in your lower abdomen or groin.
In pregnant women, taping is most commonly used across the lower belly for support, creating a sling or belt around her body to help evenly distribute the weight of a growing baby.
As your bump gets bigger, the lower back muscles have to work harder and harder to stabilise and support your lower back and pelvis.
Kinesiotape can be used to support the back or abdomen and help to alleviate some of the postural aches and pains associated with a growing bump!