Kinesiology tape can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions.
Kinesiology tape is very similar to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows kinesiology tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of your movement.
Kinesiology tape is used for treating athletic injuries and a variety of physical disorders.
You would have noticed that more and more professional athletes use kinesiology taping to help improve their sporting performance, prevent injury and allow them to return to sport quicker.
Kinesiology taping can be left on for several days or up to a week depending on how well it is looked after. The benefits that are available include support to the injured area 24 hours a day, considerably increase the healing process from trauma, injuries and inflammatory conditions.
Benefits of Kinesiology Taping
Kinesiology tape is a flexible elastic tape that moves with your body. Kinesiology tape provides support to your body parts without the tape slipping.
By supporting a joint or specific muscle kinesiology tape is able to provide you with pain relief and muscular support to help control areas that are affected by muscle inhibition.
When used on a joint for example the knee many clients have described it as feeling they have a new knee.
Kinesiology tape can help re-train muscles that have lost function or that have gotten used to an unhealthy way of working. For example, kinesiology taping can be used to correct posture in your head and neck.
The sensation of tape on your skin can make you more aware of how you’re standing or moving.
Kinesiology provides a lift to your skin. This vacuum effect allows your lymphatic and venous drainage systems to drain any swollen or bruised tissue quicker than without the kinesiology tape.
It is also thought that this same principle can assist the removal of exercise byproducts like lactic acid that may contribute to post-exercise soreness. For example, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).