The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.
It has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and modalities and is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases on an injury as well as being used for preventative measures.
Kinesio® Tex Tape and the Kinesio Taping Method has been seen in use during numerous Olympic Games, most recently the 2008 Games in Beijing. You may have also seen it in use during any collegiate and professional sporting events worldwide.
Currently, we have several therapists on staff at Mary Rutan Hospital Therapy & Sports Medicine that are Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioners.
Information included from the official website of The Kinesio Taping® Method: www.kinesiotaping.com.