The Kinesio Taping® Method
What is Kinesio Taping®?
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body's range of motion. The method also provides extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.
Elastic therapeutic tape is an elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive that is used with the intent of treating pain and disability from athletic injuries and a variety of other physical disorders.
Research suggests that elastic taping helps relieve pain.
How Does It Work?
The tape is applied with the affected muscle in a stretched position, taping from the origin of the muscle to the insertion point. Once applied, it is rubbed to activate the pressure-sensitive adhesive.