Kinesio and Sports Taping

Kinesio Tape

  • Flexible tape that is used to treat neuromuscular injuries
  • Depending on how it is applied the tape has different effects.
  • Pain relief - relieves pain felt by the skin and muscles by decreasing pressure on the free nerve endings and providing positional feedback to sensory receptors. 
  • Lymphatic drainage - raises the area between the skin and the muscles to enhance circulation and lymphatic drainage, thus decreasing swelling post injury. 
  • Postural Aid: The unilateral stretching properties of the tape can serve as a postural aid when applied with certain techniques. 

Rigid Tape (Sports tape)

  • Stabilises a joint and prevents excessive movement during activity