If you’ve watched the Olympics or any extreme sport events, you’ve seen Kinesio Tape on some of the athletes. It was created and developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in 1973 for targeted pain relief and is applied in a specific manner that creates changes in muscle tone, moves lymphatic fluids, corrects patterns in movement and improves posture. The body systems most impacted by Kinesio Tape are:
Ligaments, Tendons, Joints
Kinesio tape helps a patient remain active while recovering from injuries when applied along muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is lightweight and creates neuromuscular feedback to help support and speed healing by microscopically lifting the skin. It is latex-free and can be worn comfortably for days.
Benefits of using the tape including re-educating the neuromuscular system, reducing pain and inflammation, enhancing performance, preventing injury, promoting good circulation and healing, and assisting in “getting back to normal”.