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Dr. Roger Berton - Chiropractic Physician - Certified Kinesio Tape Instructor



1041 Lesperance Rd. Tecumseh, Ontario N8N 1W9
Berton Physiotherapy & Chiropractic is our 2nd location to serve you better located in Windsor

Kinesio Taping vs. other taping techniques

What is the Difference between Kinesio Taping® and the other taping techniques?

Today, there are many therapy choices to address problems involving patients and athletes. Many of the more popular choices are devices that give direct stabilization and support to the affected area. These devices do a good job of temporarily decreasing symptoms and pain, but in some cases the side effects may outweigh the advantages.

Some devices reduce circulation causing muscles not to receive the much needed blood flow and thereby negatively affecting the clinical condition. Others restrict the natural range of motion, inhibiting overall performance and comfort. These major side effects can be eliminated when using the Kinesio Taping Method.

There are 3 main taping techniques recognized here in North America:
White Athletic Taping, McConnell Taping Technique, and Kinesio Taping Technique.


White Althetic Taping

White athletic taping technique is the most common in North America. White athletic tape is extremely rigid and requires a pre wrap prior to application. It is used for acute and preventative injuries. It is normally left on for a short period of time, typically applied immediately prior to an activity and taken off immediately thereafter. This technique causes skin irritation due to moisture entrapment, high latex content, skin compression, joint compression and muscle compression. No rehabilitative purposes or benefits are gained from this tape.


McConnell Taping Technique

McConnell Taping is a bracing or strapping technique using a super-rigid, cotton mesh highly adhesive tape (EnduraTape ®, LuekoTape®). Most commonly used for pattelafemoral syndrome, shoulder subluxation, lumbar, foot, and hip impingement. Left on for no more than 18 hours due to in-adverse skin reaction. Typically left on for a shorter period of time due to its constricting and suffocating feel. It is meant to affect the bio mechanics of patient. Primarily used for neuromuscular re-education of the affected condition. Widely accepted by the medical community.


Kinesio Taping Technique

Kinesio Taping is a therapeutic taping technique, not only offering your patient or athlete the support they are looking for, but rehabiliting the affected area as well. This technique uses a highly specific designed tape that works with the body allowing full range of motion (ROM). This technique will not adversley affect the bio mechanics of the patient. This latex free product makes it hypoallergenic and safe to use from the pediatric to geriatric populations. No compression to the skin makes it "light to the feel" allowing comfortable wear over a 3 to 5 day period. The water resistant fabric wisks away moisture and gives the patient the ability to bathe as normal. Kinesio Taping works with the lymphatic system to increase circulation of blood and lymph in order to rehabilitate and relieve pain. Used for virtually all clinical conditions.


Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Roger Berton, D.C.sDr. Roger Berton, D.C, R.Ac, C.K.T.I.
Certified Acupuncturist
Kinesio Tape Instructor

ALINE Certified Expert


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A Healthy Way is dedicated to delivering a model of health which is person-centered rather than just disease-centered. Our friendly and dedicated staff will make you feel at home while helping you take charge of your own health!


Berton Physiotherapy & Chiropractic

Dr. Roger Berton Chiropractor with Lana Berton PhysiotherapistNew 2nd location to serve you better. A Healthy Way is our Tecumseh based clinic. Berton Physiotherapy & Chiropractic is our new state of the art clinic centrally located in Windsor. The clinic is just off the E.C. Row Expressway on Howard Avenue.

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Introducing HipTrac™

Female patient using HipTrac during therapy session.

HipTrac™ is a first-in-class light-weight, portable device that replicates and complements the manual therapy techniques of long axis hip traction. We are proud to be one of the first in Canada to incorporate this device into our patient's treatment plans. Health practitioners interested in using HipTrac™ can find out more by visiting

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