"Kinesio Taping has
impressive results not only
for the serious athlete, but
also for the weekend warrior."
Michael Call, MS, ATC, SCS
Kinesio Taping for Sports
Alleviate Pain, Enhanced Performance and Facilitate Rehabilitation
When an athlete suffers an injury, the outcome and implications are often more severe than for a normal person. Kinesio Taping® is a new and effective treatment for muscle/joint dysfunction. The method is extensively used within America and Asia, and it is now being introduced to Europe. The method is ideal for physiotherapists, sports injury practitioners and lymphoedema specialists.
This new taping method is fundamentally different to other athletic taping techniques. Using a highly elastic and unique adhesive tape called Kinesio Tex, alongside specialist Kinesio Taping applications, the method gives muscles support, even during intense activity, without affecting circulation or range of motion. This key feature allow athletes to continue their training and sporting activities despite injury.
Kinesio Taping can also be applied so that it lifts the skin away from the fascia, forming convolutions and facilitating lymph flow 24 hours a day. This technique can be used to relieve pain and swelling.
Kinesio Taping® in the USA has aided athletes such as Tiger Woods and Lance Armstrong. At the 2004 Olympic Games, Kinesio Taping was used by the Olympic Village Physio Team to treat many athletes. In the UK, Kinesio Taping is being used in hospitals, clinics, universities, high schools, and by professional sports teams.
For many practitioners working within this field, the Kinesio Taping® applications are a major breakthrough which substantially reduce recovery times and improve fitness levels for their clients.