Kinesiology tape is a thin, flexible therapeutic tape that interacts dynamically with the body in ways that no other tape can. Its ability to rapidly relieve pain and inflammation have made it a favorite among injured athletes and those who treat them, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, orthopedic physicians, chiropractors and massage therapists. With approximately the same thickness and elasticity as human skin, kinesiology tape is comfortable to wear, and provides support and therapeutic benefits without restricting range of motion as conventional athletic tape does. This allows many athletes to continue training and competing as they recover from sports injuries and overuse syndromes.
The benefits of kinesiology taping aren’t limited to the athletic arena, however. It is also used extensively in medical settings for such issues as inflammatory diseases, recovery from surgery, lymphatic congestion, muscle weakness and postural control.
Kinesiology tape comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, including rolls, precut strips and precut applications for different body parts. Different widths and lengths allow even more variety. This ensures that there is a kinesiology taping product for every situation, from medical clinics to home users. Colors range from basic beige through most colors of the rainbow, while the adventurous can select from such patterns as camo, biohazard, black/white cow spots and skulls.