Kinesio Taping is an effective taping technique that has been designed to aid the body’s natural healing process while being able to give support to muscles and joints without it actually restricting the areas range of movement. It is a therapeutic taping technique which gives support but also helps to rehabilitate the affected area too. The tape helps to reduce pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by lifting the skin, causing an increase in interstitial space allowing inflammation to decrease.
The tape can be applied in a number of different ways. It can help prevent injury, reduce pain and inflammation, improve performance, promote healing and re-educate the musculoskeletal system.
A full subjective and objective assessment is required to establish a clinical diagnosis. It maybe necessary to treat an underlying condition first before using the taping technique. The tape however can be a great adjunct to other treatment modalities because it promotes the natural healing process and can reduce recovery time.
Kinesio Tex Tape can be worn for multiple days and can withstand showering and intensive exercise without coming off. This is ideal for people who take part in regular sporting activities or sports such as swimming. The tapes come in four different colours however there is no difference in their physical properties.