The Kinesiology Taping technique and tape was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in Japan more than 25 yrs ago. In the 1970's Dr. Kase began searching for a sports taping method which could assist in the healing of traumatized tissue and muscles. He found that standard taping techniques, such as athletic taping and strapping, provided muscle and joint support, however, they reduced range of motion, did not support the fascia and, in some cases, inhibited the actual healing process of traumatized tissue. A new treatment approach was needed.
Kinesiology tape gives you support, allows you to move, alleviate pain and discomfort and fastens recovery time.
Kinesiology Tape is an elastic adhesive tape that is latex-free, hypoallergenic and wearable for days at a time. It is safe for populations from elite athletes, regular exerciser to geriatric and pediatric patients.
It alleviates discomfort and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation, reducing pressure while enabling a more effective flow of blood and lymphatic fluid in and out of the target area.
For support the tape strips can be applied along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, external support that helps you remain active while recovering from injuries.
The tape is comfortable to wear, and can be used for hundreds of common injuries such as lower back pain, knee pain, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis elbow, just to name a few. Applied to weaker areas of the body it is also helpful in preventing injuries.
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