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What is Kinesio Tape?
Kinesio tape is a cotton adhesive tape developed by Dr. Kase Kenzo in 1979 which helps the body heal while providing support and stability to both the muscles and the joints. The tape can be used on its own or together with other manual treatment methods and has the advantage of not restricting movement as it is applied directly to the skin. The
tape gained popularity after it was seen being used by athletes at the Seoul Olympics in 1988.
How does Kinesio Tape work?
The adhesive side of the tape has a wave pattern which after its application causes the skin to be slightly lifted creating very small pockets that enable the improvement of the circulation of the blood and the lymphatic fluid while decreasing inflammation and pain.
Who can use Kinesio Tape?
Everybody from children to the elderly.
What does Kinesio Tape help?
Neurological conditions etc.
What are the benefits of using Kinesio Tape?
Can be left on the affected area for a long period of time
Enables the skin to breathe reducing the probability of causing irritation