Despite Kinesiology Tapes recent popularity as a treatment for athletes, Kinesio tape is nothing new. It was invented by a Japanese Chiropractor, Dr Kenso Kase in the 1970’s.
What is Kinesiology Tape?
Kinesiology Tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. 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 Kinesio tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of movement.
You may have noticed more and more professional athletes use Kinesiology Taping to improve their sporting performance, prevent injury and allow them to return to sport more quickly.
Benefits of Kinesiology Taping
Kinesiology Tape is non restrictive and can be worn for up to a week, allowing therapeutic benefits to accumulate 24/7 for the entire time worn.
Kinesiology tape can be worn during intensive exercise, showering, bathing or swimming and dries quickly.
Your muscle strength may be assisted by Kinesio tape via physical assistance and tactile feedback (proprioception).
Kinesiology Tape provides passive lift to your skin via its elastic properties. This vacuum effect allows your lymphatic and venous systems to drain more efficiently. Swollen or bruised tissue may heal more quickly as a positive effect of Kinesio Tape.
I find good results with Kinesiology Taping for Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis and lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) to name a few.
The cost of Kinesiology Taping is included in half hour and one hour appointments. Please contact me to discuss prices for stand alone Kinesiology Taping appointments and supply of Kinesio Tape, or if you have any questions regarding this subject.