Why Kinesiology Taping is Great for Athlete Injuries
The brightly coloured tape that’s making a big statement.
Kinesiology Taping is the current buzzword in the field of manual therapy. This brightly coloured tap is a common sight at all major sporting events from the Olympics to Wimbledon and the Commonwealth Games. With the growth in popularity it’s ever more important for anyone involved in osteopathy, physiotherapy, massage therapy or any other manual therapy, to have an understanding of Kinesiology Taping: why it is used, how it works and how to apply it.
The origins of Kinesiology Taping
In the 1970s a Japanese chiropractor, Dr Kenzo Kase, brought the technique to the international arena. Kase wanted to develop a taping system that would naturally assist in the healing of damaged tissue by encouraging lymphatic drainage and at the same time, provide support to the joints and muscles without causing restriction to the range-of-motion (ROM).