What is a Kinesiology Tape?
Kinesiology Tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology tape can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions.
Kinesiology Tape is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows kinesiotape to be worn without binding, constricting or restricting your movement.
What does Kinesiotaping do?
Kinesiotaping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for reducing muscle fatigue and spasm, over-contraction and over-stretching of muscles, improving the contraction and activation of weakened muscles and helping correct joint mechanics by increasing muscle function around the joint. It can speed up the rehabilitation process by decreasing pain and swelling, and improving the patient’s tolerance to exercise and movement.
Kinesiotaping is a technique based on the body’s own natural healing process. This kinesiotaping exhibits its efficacy through the activation of neurological and circulatory systems. This method basically stems from the science of Kinesiology, hence the name “Kinesio”. Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body but also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms.
What can Kinesiotaping help you with?
Kinesiotaping can help with many conditions such as:
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- groin injury
- hamstring injury
- hip, knee and ankle pain
- muscular facilitation or inhibition in pediatric patients
- patella tracking
- plantar fasciitis
- pre and post-surgical edema
- rotator cuff injury
- shoulder conditions
- tennis elbow
- upper, middle or lower back pain