Of course I start talking about Kinesio Tape Theory, before I explain what this colourful magnificent tape actually is. Kinesio tape was made in japan orginally, and recently has spread throughout the world and is gaining popularity. It is thought to help rehabilitate and treat muscle disorders, and can also manage swelling. It’s not just used on athletes, many practitioners use it on kids with movement disorders thanks to its potential neural effect. It is thought to promote the inbuilt healing mechanisms that we already have, helping to increase fluid flow through an area, release muscle tension, decrease pain and help heal faster. Sounds like magic tape right?
I found these two videos on you tube that best give you a decent overview. The first video talks about some sports people using it, where it came from and some basics of the tape, and the second video goes through more about how it works, and how to apply it. As I said we will talk in more detail about Kinesio tape, but these two vids can give you an easy introduction to the tape.