Kinesio Tape® (other brand names we also use include Rock Tape®, KT Tape® and Strength Tape®) are elastic tapes that supplement the body’s natural healing process. Traditional, white athletic tape limits movement, but Kinesio tape allows for full movement of the taped area and can help distribute forces to other nearby areas and the underlying tissues.
Depending on which taping technique is used, Kinesio tape® can perform many different functions:
- It can improve lymphatic drainage
- It can facilitate muscle contraction, thereby improving posture and movement
- It even provides proprioceptive stability when applied to muscles surrounding the target joint