What is Kinesio Taping?
Kinesiology tape was developed in the 1970s by Dr. Kenzo Kase. Dr. Kase invented the Kensio Taping Method to assist the body’s natural healing process and to prolong the healing process after the patients left his clinical office.
The rehabilitative method has become very popular due to its noticeable, “I”, “X”, and “T” shapes and often bright colors seen on athletes across the world. But how does it work exactly?
Kinesio Tape is a thin layer of elastic adhesive that microscopically lifts the skin to alleviate discomfort. This treatment allows the flow of blood and lymphatics fluids to be more effective in the target area. The lifting of the skins enables an increase in interstitial space causing a decrease in inflammation.
Before committing to kinesio taping method to alleviate your discomfort, evaluations and assessments are critical to treat any clinical conditions. With proper protocol, it has been proven to have positive physiological effects on joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, skin, and lymphatic circulatory systems.