Kinesio Taping Rehabilitation and sports medicine taping method
Kinesio Taping is a supportive and rehabilitative taping technique which helps relieve pain, decreases swelling around painful joints and reduces stiffness.
Kinesio Taping uses specially designed tape, combined with Kinesiology principles and unique application methods to achieve consistent and effective results.
Kinesio Tape is applied over muscles to minimize pain and inflammation and to relax and support tired and overused muscles.
It is non-restrictive, latex-free and stretches like your skin to allow flexibility and a full range of motion.
Benefits of Kinesio Taping
- Relieves pain
- Reduces stiffness
- Decreases swelling, particularly of painful or inflamed joints
Kinesio Taping is effective on a wide range of ailments and injuries, including:
- Sprains and strains
- Joint inflammation
- Hand therapy
- Lymph oedema
- Chronic muscle and/or facial problems
Because of its effectiveness treating existing injury and preventing further damage, Kinesio Taping is widely used in rehabilitation and sports medicine and is common on elite sporting arenas worldwide.
You may have seen athletes from the NRL, rugby union, tennis and the Olympics wearing this specialised tape.
How does Kinesio Taping work?
To improve muscle support, Kinesio Tape is applied from the origin of the muscle to where it inserts. To aid rehabilitation from injury, the opposite direction is also stretched and taped.
In addition to the biomechanical support it provides to your muscles, by gently lifting the skin Kinesio Tape improves blood flow and lymphatic drainage. This aids in the rehabilitation of sore or damaged muscles and helps prevent further injury.
When used in conjunction with Biomesotherapy it is ideal for obtaining a speedy recovery from sprains, strains and joint inflammations.