Kinesio Taping

Copyright to Kinesio UKThe Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that 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. “ Courtesy of Kinesio Taping Association International, all rights reserved.

The tape is Latex-free and wearable for up to 5 days per application.  It can be used on all age groups from pediatric to geriatric.  It is has a high succession rate in alleviating an array of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions by having the following therapeutic outcomes:

  • Support to weak muscles and ligaments in movement
  • Rehabilitation
  • Inhibits an overactive muscles
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Increasing space between tissues
  • Myofascial release
  • Optimize performance

Application of the tape determines the therapeutic outcome.  Cutting the tape into single “I” strip or use of a “X”, “Y” or specialised shapes combined with the direction and amount of stretch put onto the tape of an application opens up hundreds of different ways to treat different dysfunction, aiding with:

  • Re-education of the neuromuscular system
  • Reduction in pain
  • Reduced inflammatory response
  • Enhanced muscle performance
  • Injury prevention
  • Increased blood flow and promoted healing
  • Myofascial release