Kinesio Taping as invented in Japan in the 1970s. Today Kinesio tapes are used by Physio's, medical practitioners and athletes all over the world. The method of Kinesio taping relies just as much on the technique of its application as it does on the properties of the tape itself. You can't use any old tape! Kinesio tape comes in different colours (but the colours are only for looks - the tape is the same no matter what the colour!). Kinesio Taping is greatly effective in therapy since it has the ability to relax overused and overextended muscles, as well as rehabilitating muscular injuries both on and off the pitch or gym. It can also be used to reduce bruising, assist in the reduction of haematomas and the inflammation or the swelling in tissues after injury by not blocking or hindering circulation, hence reducing pain. Our therapists also use Kinesio taping to assist in joint movement, reduce pain during movement and increase muscle activation around a joint if the muscle is weak or inhibited.
IS IT FOR ME?
It's for everyone (not just sports people!) Kinesio tape is hypoallergenic, latex free and the adhesive compound is designed for sensitive skin. The tape works well on all ages from children to the elderly. Whether the injury is related to sport, work or poor posture Kinesio Tape is an ideal treatment option to get clients back to exercise, training, sport and general day-to-day activities faster and more effectively. Application of the tape comes with a full assessment of your posture and biomechanics to see the source of the problem, then applying the tape for instant effect and incorporating specific exercises for maximum rehabilitation results.