Kinesio Tape is not restrictive at all, and it is completely waterproof, which is good news for you swimmers out there! Once applied, the tape can remain on your skin up to four days, which means you will definitely get your money’s worth!
When Kinesio Tape is applied to your skin you will still have a full range of motion. While some athletic tapes are used for stabilization and thus can be quite restrictive, this is not the case with Kinesio Tape. This special athletic tape is frequently used to prevent common injuries such as Achilles tendentious, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, hamstring strains, shin splints, and general neck, back and shoulder pain.
If you are not yet using this product, here are 3 reasons you should be using Kinesio Tape:
Kinesio Tape reduces muscle pain
According to the Wall Street Journal, “Tape can be applied along the length of a tired muscle for support. “It allows the muscles to go on vacation for a day or two so they come back healed,” says Gainesville, Va., physical therapist Holly Moriarty.”
Kinesio Tape increases mobility
According to How Stuff Works, “The goal is improving range of motion and adjusting misalignments that result from tightened muscles.”
Kinesio Tape can help speed up rehab
According to Breaking Muscle, “The tape can help open up fascial tissue to make manual manipulation easier. It helps athletes after manual manipulation in that it gives a continuous amount of stabilization to the affected area and gives muscles and ligaments a chance to rebuild and restore by taking the pressure off of those areas that have been worked on manually.”
Athletes – both amateur and professional – now swear by this special tape. The tape really gained in popularity after beach volleyball players began sporting the bright tape all over their bodies.
What's that colorful tape on the beach volleyball players? It's kinesio tape. Here's how it works.August 10, 2016 - The Denver Post
Cupping is getting a lot of attention in the Olympics this week, but there's another bit of visible therapy on some of the athletes at the Rio games — kinesio tape. If you've watched any beach volleyball, you're likely to have spotted it: Kerri Walsh...
While there are no scientific studies that conclusively determine whether or not athletic tape is beneficial, this product continues to be used by more and more athletes around the world who swear by its therapeutic abilities!
Currently, the market is saturated with Kinesio Tape. Whether you want a tape that’s flesh-colored or something bold and bright, there’s a roll of kineso tape for everyone! Here are a few that we found:
Kinesio tape is available to everyone and not just the world’s best athletes. However, it is important to properly apply the tape the attain the maximum benefit. YouTube is full of videos that will show you how to apply Kinesio Tape. Here are a few very informative videos that will show you how to tape different body parts (sorry, we couldn’t find a video explaining why the athlete above taped her entire belly):
How to apply Kinesiology Taping for Knee Pain - Patella tendonitis and Patella femoral pain
http://www.johngibbonsbodymaster.co.uk/courses/kinesiology-taping-for-the-athlete-masterclass/ John Gibbons is a sports Osteopath, author and a lecturer for ...
How to treat Shoulder pain - rotator cuff and bursitis with Kinesiology taping techniques
http://www.johngibbonsbodymaster.co.uk/courses/kinesiology-taping-for-the-athlete-masterclass/ John Gibbons is a sports Osteopath, Author and lecturer for the ...
How to apply Kinesiology tape for knee pain - Patella Femoral Syndrome / Osgood Schlatters Syndrome
http://www.johngibbonsbodymaster.co.uk John Gibbons is a sports Osteopath and a lecturer for the 'Bodymaster Method ®' and in this video he is demonstrating ...