Kinesio® Taping Method

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What does Kinesio® Taping do?

The Kinesio Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles, and support muscles in movement on a 24-hour-a-day basis. The taping is non-restrictive and allows for full range of motion. In contrast, more traditional sports tape is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during an athletic event. However, KT is not just used for the athlete...

What conditions can Kinesio® Taping help?

Kinesio Tape is used to treat anything from headaches to foot problems...and everything in between.

  • Back strain/sprain
  • Neck strain/sprain
  • Knee conditions
  • Shoulder conditions
  • Ankle strain/sprain
  • Hamstring/groin injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Lymphedema
  • TMJ disorder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pregnancy support
  • Pre/post surgical edema

Is it the tape or the technique that gives such great results?

Without a doubt, the technique is the key component to its success. However, the full benefits of the technique would not be possible without the special qualities of Kinesio Tex Tape.

Kinesio Tex Tape is hypoallergetic, possesses optimum elastic qualities, is the same thickness as the skin, and is durable enough to stay on for multiple days, even through sweating and showering/bathing.

How is the tape applied?

Without getting too technical, the tape is applied over the affected area with the muscles in a stretched position. Then the tape is applied from one end of the muscle to the other end with very little to no stretch on the tape. In general, the tape is applied from ORIGIN to INSERTION of the muscle for support and from INSERTION to ORIGIN for rehab. Certified instructors and practitioners are trained to determine which specific techniques will be most effective for individual patients, specific conditions, and injuries.

What are suggestions for best taping results?

  • Skin should be free of oil, sweat, or lotions prior to application.
  • Once the tape is in place, activate/reactivate the heat-sensitive adhesive by rubbing up and down the surface of the tape.
  • Apply approximately 1 hour prior to activity or showering to allow glue to adhere properly.
  • Skin irritation is extremely rare, but can affect patients with hypersensitive skin. If irritation occurs, tape should be removed until gone.

What is the difference between the colors?

There is no physical or chemical difference between the colors. The colors were developed to be compatible with color therapy. Color choice is really a matter of individual preference.