The Kinesio Taping Method is recognised as the gold standard in therapeutic rehabilitative taping.
Recognised as an innovative and highly effective modality for treating sport injuries and aiding lymphoedema reduction.
Endorsed and developed by Dr Kenzo Kase, Kinesio® Tex Tape was the only recommended elastic adhesive tape for the Kinesio® Taping Method but there are now a number of high quality products including K-Active, Mueller, Rocktape and Levotape.
Applications can also encourage lymphatic fluid to move from areas of high pressure to low pressure and towards working lymph nodes.
The unique feature of Kinesio Taping ensures that muscles have free range of motion without allowing the muscle to over stretch.
It may look like conventional athletic tape, but tape and Kinesio Taping is fundamentally different. Kinesio Taping is based on a different philosophy that aims to give free range of motion in order to allow the body’s muscular system to heal itself bio-mechanically.
Without KT there is pain and pressure on the receptors. Blood and Lymph is trapped under the skin. With KT the top layer of tape causes convolutions and lifts the skin. Pain and pressure is reduced. Blood and Lymph fluid is dispersed.
Physiological Effects of Kinesio Tex Taping:
- Relieves pain
- Supports muscles in movement
- Removes lymphatic fluid congestion
- Corrects joint mis-alignment
- Assists in positioning a muscle or joint into proper position for rehabilitation
- Assists a weak muscle by placing it in a normal position
- Improves kinesthetic awareness of posture and alignment