Have you ever seen colorful tape plastered on athletes backs, shoulders and knees on TV? That is Kinesio Tape; This tape is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.
How Does Kinesio Tape Work?
Conventional athletic tape is designed to restrict the movement of affected muscles and joints. For this purpose, several layers of tape must be rolled on the affected areas, applying significant pressure and resulting in the obstruction of the flow of bodily fluids. That is why athletic tape is usually applied before an activity and removed soon there after.
On the other hand, Kinesio Taping allows free range of motion in order to allow the body's own muscular system to heal itself biomechanically. The tape itself is very thin and the wave like glue pattern of the tape allows the skin to virtually be lifted from the affected area and gently massages the area during movement allowing for lymph and circulation improvement along with joint stability.
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