What is Kinesio Taping?
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You may have noticed world class athletes sporting various colors of tape on ankles, legs, shoulders and more! This is Kinesio Tape working its magic for the best of the best!
Fortunately, Kinesio Tape is also available to help those of us who are just trying to buckle a seatbelt or take a walk without wincing in pain.
What’s Kinesio Tape?
The tape has a texture similar to that of living human tissue and the elasticity is comparable to that of a muscle.
The taping facilitates natural healing while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the range of motion.
The Many Uses of Kinesio Tape
Kinesio tape has an abundance of positive effects:
Re-educate the neuromuscular system
Reduce pain and inflammation
Relax fatigued overworked muscles
Promote improved circulation and healing
Kinesio can be used from head-to- toe to improve the following conditions:
carpal tunnel syndrome
lower back strain/pain
muscular facilitation or inhibition
pre and post surgical edema
nipple burn – not exactly protocol, but works great for men during a run
Who Can Use kinesio tape?
Utilizing Kinesio Tape takes more than meets the eye. Certification is necessary so practitioners, including Dr. Mayes, have had hands-on training, education, and assessment.
You can buy precut tape to apply yourself, but I would use extreme caution. For instance, you might have knee pain so you apply tape there, but the problem may actually be originating in your hip. It’s important to have a proper evaluation and diagnosis from a medical professional before beginning any type of treatment. It also takes quite a bit of skill to effectively apply the tape.
To learn more about Kinesio Tape, I encourage you to visit their website.