Kinesio Taping Therapy

Are you exploring Kinesio taping therapy after an injury, mobility issues, or to alleviate pain? The physical therapists at ProMetPT use a wide variety of methodologies, including Kinseio taping, to foster relief and healing. Learn more about the benefits of this innovative tape and how it benefits your body without an invasive approach to your car.

What is Kinseo Taping Therapy?

Dr. Kenzo Kase created the technique known as “Kinseo taping” in the 1970s to support and stabilize joints and muscles. Despite the stability offered, the tape is designed to keep your body moving and avoid restricting your range of motion. This type of mobility is crucial if you’re an athlete working to push through plateaus or recover from an injury and still need to train or perform. The concept of Kinseo taping therapy has evolved to include other brand names, but is often used interchangeably.

The Science Behind the Tape

At its core, Kinesio taping therapy is used to help facilitate the body’s natural healing process. It should mimic your skin’s elasticity to allow for a full range of motion while providing support to muscles and joints. The tape’s adhesive is strong but also gentle on the skin to prevent irritation as you continue to work out, train, or go through your daily routine.

The Benefits Behind Kinseo Taping

Yes, Kinseo taping is simply a type of tape, but it still offers powerful benefits and durability.

Pain Management

Kinesio tape therapy can help alleviate your pain by lifting up your skin and creating a small space between the muscle and dermis layers. The results reduce pressure on your pain receptors and helps keep your circulation going while diminishing overall discomfort.

Injury Prevention

Beyond alleviating existing pain, Kinseo tape can also bolster vulnerable areas and support your body’s more vulnerable areas. As a result, the tape reduces your risk of injuries as you go through your daily activities. It’s not uncommon for athletes to use Kinesio Tape as a preventive measure against common strains and sprains. For example, a boxer may use Kinseo taping therapy on their knees or arms to help navigate the ring.

Faster Recovery

One of the primary benefits of Kinseo taping therapy is how it impacts your blood and lymphatic circulation. It ultimately helps aid in the removal of metabolic waste to speed up the healing process. Your physical therapist may recommend taping for both acute or chronic injuries.


Kinesio taping therapy offers more than meets the eye. It’s not just for muscles and circulation but also offers some positive neurological impact. The tape interacts with your skin and influences muscle activation and proprioception. If you have a neurological condition or want to improve muscle coordination, kinseo taping therapy could help.

With a nod to how versatile this product is, your physical therapist may combine Kinseo tape with other therapies. For example, the team at ProMetPT may also suggest cupping to help facilitate fluid drainage and alleviate welling and pain.

Reduced Swelling and Inflammation

Image of a taped arm to convey the benefits of Kiseo taping - ProMetPTKinesio taping therapy directly helps with swelling and inflammation. When the tape helps activate your circulation and lymphatic drainage, you should notice a reduction in overall swelling. The results can help drain excess fluids from the injured or affected area for more relief.

Postural Correction

There are also some benefits for your posture. Kinsio tape can be used strategically to help guide your body and give it cues to encourage proper alignment. The results lead to less strain on your muscles and joints, which ultimately reduces your overall pain.

Long-Term Use

Depending on your situation and unique needs, the design and functionality of Kinesio tape make it appropriate for long-term use.  It’s user-friendly and with proper education and care, you should be able to enjoy your daily activities, even if they include strenuous athletic training.

Next Steps

The ProMet Physical Therapy team takes a unique approach to physical therapy with a focus on YOU and your specific needs. Our treatment plans take into consideration every aspect of your condition, life, and goals to help you heal your body and mind, not just the area with the injury. We’re here with a personalized approach to healing. Ready to take control of your recovery and care with Kinseo taping therapy? Call: (718)880-2385 or request an appointment here.