Kinesio Taping is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. Kinesio taping has successfully helped in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic, neuromuscular and musculo-skeletal conditions It has also been shown to extend soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.
By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect in the skin increases space between the cells and allows for a decrease in inflammation (fluid drainage) of the affected areas.
It has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It can be used in conjunction with other treatments and is effective during all phases of injury.
You may have noticed that more and more professional athletes are choosing to use kinesiology tape to improve their sporting performance, prevent injury and allow them to return to sport quicker.