What is Kinesio Taping?
Developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase, the Kinesio Taping Method has taken the rehabilitation and sports medicine world by storm. With over 25 years of research and development, the Kinesio Taping Method - using the uniquely designed and patented Kinesio Tex Gold - is a breakthrough in therapeutic rehabilitative taping. Widely used at the 2008 Olympics, Kinesio Taping has established a worldwide reputation as the most trusted name in elastic therapeutic taping.
Kinesio Taping’s key differentiator is its ability to be used for the treatment of muscular disorders and lymph oedema reduction. It successfully treats a wide range of sports injuries, orthopaedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Examples include, achilles tendonitis, hamstring injuries, shin splints, tennis elbow, haematoma and bruising and lower back pain. In addition, Kinesio Taping enables practitioners to augment treatment of lymph oedema and chronic swelling by opening up the lymphatic pathways.
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Does it work?
I have used Kinesio Tape on a number of clients in many different applications and have received positive results and feedback.
I used it extensively on my own lower leg when completing the Connemara Adventure Challenge in May 2011. It was my first race back after being out of training for 3 months due to a broken fibula and I found the tape helped a lot with the discomfort of the damaged muscles during the race.