Why Use Kinesio Tape?
Kinesio tape is a method of muscle treatment that helps to guide a natural healing process while supporting and stabilizing muscles. Kinesio tape is not as restrictive as an athletic tape; it does not restrict your muscles’ range of motion or circulation. The stretchiness of the kinesio tape is similar to the flexibility of the muscles. When applied, the tape helps to guide and remind your muscles of how to move and what form to use. Kinesio tape can be used to support a joint, activate a muscle, inhibit a muscle, decrease swelling and more. The tape can be used almost anywhere: shoulders, neck, back, hips, knees, elbows – if there is a muscle, kinesio tape can be applied. The placing of the tape is strategic and has to be properly applied for results. Listen here for more information from Nichole Roiko, Doctor of Physical Therapy, on how the tape works to help you feel better.