Kinesiology taping is a therapeutic taping method that utilizes a latex-free elastic tape. Whereas most athletic tape is stiff and used to hold muscles or joints in one position, kinesiology tape is stretchy. This allows a shower or knee to be held in a certain position while performing an activity. Kinesiology take is waterproof and can be left on for several days at a time. Functions of kinesiology tape include correcting muscle function. It supports muscle during movement. Studies also show that taping improves circulation to an injured area. The tape can also be used to keep a joint gliding and tracking smoothly while in use and it can be used to relieve pain.
Who can benefit from Kinesiology Taping?
To treat injuries, support weak areas, manage discomfort, re-educate muscles, swelling management, enhance performance, and managing scars.
Where can Kinesiology Tape be applied?
Necks, backs, shoulders, arms, hands, hips, legs, knees, ankles, feet, and many other places.