Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Tape is an athletic tape with elasticity and texture similar to human tissue. It was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase and first used at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Dr. Kenzo wanted better taping options than those allowed by traditional sports tape methods. Instead of immobilizing joints and muscles, which could inhibit healing, he wanted a tape that could support injured and weak areas while still allowing range of motion.

Kinesio taping, when combined with rehabilitation and manual therapy, can help not only an injured athlete’s return to competition, but also speed the healing of a variety of other injuries. In some cases, kineso taping is valuable as a post-surgical treatment method.


Kinesio taping is used to:

  • re-educate the neuromuscular system,
  • reduce pain,
  • enhance athletic performance,
  • reduce injuries,
  • promote improved circulation and healing.

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