Kinesio Taping is a form of physical therapy that involves applying a special type of tape to the body for therapeutic benefit.
While it is widely used in rehabilitation, this technique has also become popular among athletes due to its ability to provide support and relief from pain without limiting mobility.
The tape is made from a light, elastic material that allows the skin to breathe and move naturally, protecting the muscles and soft tissues underneath. The tape can be applied in various configurations depending on the area being treated, such as vertical lines along muscle fibers to help increase circulation, or by creating an “X” across an injured joint to limit movement and reduce strain.
Kinesio Taping can be an effective way to improve athletic performance or aid injury treatment, so talk to your doctor for advice about whether this technique might work for you.