Ever wonder what that pink, blue, or black tape is that is showing up on almost all athletes these days? It’s Kinesio Tape! Do you need to be an Olympic Gold medal winner to enjoy the benefits of kinesio taping? Not at all, Kinesio Taping Association International (KTAI) estimates that 85% of the users of kinesio taping are not athletes but people who suffer from chronic pain, repetitive stress injury, and ligament, tendon, and joint injuries.
In 1979, Dr. Kenzo Kase, developed the kinesio taping method to enhance his manual therapy techniques. To further facilitate his method he developed the kinesio tex tape from 1979 to 1981. Due to the success and popularity of the kinesio taping method, Dr. Kenzo Kase founded the Kinesio Taping Association International and the first conference was held in Japan in 1984.
So how can Kinesio Taping Method help you?
The Kinesio Taping Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process. It provides support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual 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 orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.