OFTEN USED TO HELP
Kinesio taping has become increasingly visible in recent years as athletes and workout enthusiasts have started to use the colorful muscle tape in strategic positions as a way of easing pressure on their joints and alleviating pain. Kinesio taping is a union of old-school pain management strategies and state-of-the-art medical technology, utilizing aspects of acupressure and strategic physical therapy by placing elastic therapeutic tape around problematic areas.
The tape exudes a pulling force, allowing for a free range of motion while still providing a therapeutic pressure to the targeted area. The acrylic adhesive component in the tape is activated by body heat, meaning that as soon as your physical therapist applies the taping system, it will begin working. The cotton fibers wick moisture away. Sweat or getting the taped area wet isn’t as much of an issue as it is with traditional cloth bandages.
The goal of kinesio tape is to enhance blood circulation in targeted areas, thereby reducing pain and improving recovery time following an injury.
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