Since the introduction of Kinesio nearly 25 years ago, the Kinesio Taping Method has been accepted in the athletic and western medical communities. Conventional athletic tape is designed to restrict and support the movement of the injured body part as to protect the area from further damage.
In contrast, Kinesio Tex Tape, not only offers the support needed, but allows the patient complete range of motion during the rehabilitation process to facilitate the ultimate therapeutic modality, exercise. The effect of the tape changes with different applications ranging from facilitatory, inhibitory or corrective. It can be worn for 3-5 days with good skin tolerance because it is latex-free which makes it a very effective treatment between professional visits and is safe for most populations.
Elite athletes in basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, golf, sumo wrestling, volleyball and track & field have integrated the Kinesio Taping Method as a component of injury prevention and rehabilitation as well as performance.
Kinesio Tape is used to treat patients with:
- Muscle Imbalance
- Postural Insufficiency
- Circulatory and Lymphatic conditions
- Ligament, Tendon and joint injuries
- Fascial Adhesions and scars
- Pathological Movement Patterns
- Neurological conditions