What is Kinesio Taping?
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique. It 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. Additionally it provides extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Because Kinesio Tape is a non-restrictive, highly elastic type of tape, it allows for full range of motion and function, unlike traditional sports tape. It provides stabilization and support during not only sporting events, but during daily activity also.
With the utilization of specialized shapes cut from the tape, as well as the direction and amount of stretch placed on the tape at time of application, Kinesio® Tex Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, enhance performance, prevent injury, promote circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to homeostasis.
Benefits of Kinesio Taping
- Reduce swelling
- Relieve acute and overuse injury
- Promote circulation and healing
- Reduce pain
- Improve muscle function
- Re-educate neuromuscular system
- Provide support to a joint
- Prevent injury