What is Kinesio Taping?
Kinesio Taping as used by many of today’s professional and Olympic athletes for faster pain relief and quicker return to normal activity. Many of us have seen the Asian Gymnasts, the American beach volleyball players as well as many players who were in the US Open using this funky looking tape that improves function, helps healing and allows for regular activity in the reduction or total absence of pain while the tape is worn
How does Kinesio Taping Work?
Kinesio Tape has many similar properties to human skin and when applied properly, can be worn for 3-4 days while an area heals. Our office uses it in conjunction with our other methods for ultimate effect. Application of the tape is relatively inexpensive, and its effectiveness is well known throughout the athletic community.
The Kinesio Taping International organization has training courses which I have taken to learn the most appropriate application of this type of taping regimen for maximum effectiveness.