Have you seen the brightly colour tape on elite tennis, athletics and football athletes?
Kinesio Tape was invented by Dr Kenso Kase in 1973 and has seen a popular demand in the elite end of sport for its miraculous results for injured athletes. There are so many ways to to use kinesio tape, and when applied correctly, instant results can be observed. It has shown to be great for improving muscle function, reducing muscle tightness, re-educating correct muscle coordination, alleviating swelling, mobilising scar tissue, eliminating headaches, reducing lymphoma and even reducing menstrual pain!
Kinesio tape can give support and stability to the joints and muscles without limiting range of movement. It is also used to protect muscles and ligaments from injury and it can reduce pain by managing swelling around the injured area. It’s main benefit is that it stays on for up to a week and it can aid in the acceleration of recovery by treating the patient whilst they are away from the treatment room. Our team of physiotherapists teach the Kinesio Taping concept nationally and internationally and expertly apply the tape to achieve the best results.