The 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. The use of
Kinesio® Tex Tape provides extended soft tissue manipulation to
prolong the benefits of manual physical therapy administered within
the clinical setting.
Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is
safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and
successfully treats a variety of orthopaedic, neuromuscular,
neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio®
Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique that not only
offers the support you are looking for, but simultaneously
rehabilitates the underlying condition.
In cases of injury or overuse, the muscle loses its
elasticity. Based on the study of kinesiology, Kinesio® Tex
Tape was created and developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase, providing the
proper degree of elasticity to mimic a healthy human muscle.
Kinesio® Tex Tape not only stabilizes joints but can lift the skin
microscopically. The lifting affect caused by Kinesio® Tex
Tape forms convolutions in the skin, increasing interstitial space,
allowing for a decrease in inflammation and pain of the affected
areas and facilitating lymphatic drainage.
Kinesio® Tex Tape is used for:
Rehab - Using Kinesio® tape after a manual manipulation session
can increase efficacy of your treatment by giving a continuous
amount of stabilization to the affected area and gives muscles and
ligaments a chance to rebuild and restore.
Alignment - Kinesio® tape can bring the body back into alignment
and help decrease joint pain.
Pain - After manual manipulation, Kinesio® tape can be placed on
the affected area to decrease discomfort. If there is
bruising or swelling, there is a taping method that drains fluids
into the lymphatic ducts to decrease swelling and rid the body of
Competition - Therapists often apply Kinesio® tape to athletes
before a planned event to prevent injuries from occurring.