Kinesio tape is a thin, stretchy, cotton-based specialised tape that is applied to the skin to help support and stabilise joints and relax or activate muscles during activity. Kinesio tape is flexible which allows it to be worn without binding, constricting or restricting movement. Its elastic properties allow dynamic support as well as full range of movement during rehabilitation. It has also been shown to reduce swelling by improving lymphatic drainage.
It can be left on for several days and is water resistant.
At Body Business Physiotherapy we use Kinesio tape because of its various therapeutic benefits. It is an effective treatment for relieving pain, stabilising Joints, reducing swelling and improving body awareness and function. In combination with various other modalities It may allow quicker return to sport, work and play.