The kinesio taping method is the taping method of choice for athletes, chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, other physicians, and even people from all walks of life when it comes to managing pain caused by overexertion of muscles.
Kinesio taping is not only helpful in relieving muscle pain, but it is also effective in other ailments, from headaches to foot pain.
The underlying principle of the kinesio taping method is based on the principles of kinesiology, that is, the science that deals with human movement. This is the only factor that makes it different from all other recording methods out there.
It is able to provide the affected part with a full range of motion, stability and support, ensuring that the affected part continues to function close to its normal capabilities.
Furthermore, it does not reduce circulation, ensuring that the body's circulatory and neurological systems function normally and at their optimal level, even when injured. By the way, the first case in which the kinesio tape was used involved a patient with some joint disorders.
Kinesio tape is safe to use, promotes faster healing, and is really easy to use. All in all, it is more effective than other bandage methods and is a cheaper option. You will surely not regret it when you buy them.
Here are some quick facts about it:
- Kinesio tape was invented by Dr. Kenzo Kase from Japan in 1973.
- It is a super thin tape that can be described as similar in texture to normal human skin.
- It is elastic and can expand up to 40 percent of its actual size.
- It is designed to take a maximum of 5 days without the need to change it.