Kinesio Tape

Kinesiotaping is a unique therapeutic taping technique.  It was developed by Dr Kenzo Kase in 1979 as a ‘treatment’ to enhance the function of different tissues and physiological systems with both immediate and longer term effects.

 

Kinesio Tape® itself has been specifically designed for use with the Kinesiotaping method.  The tape is generally very well tolerated by patients, made of 100% cotton with a weight, thickness, stretch and recoil similar to skin, and a medical grade hypoallergenic adhesive.  It can has a wide range of applications and uses including orthopaedic and neuromuscular conditions.

 

Uses/applications

Kinesio Tape® has variable effects depending on the particular technique used.