Kinesiology Taping

kinesiology taping

I’m sure you have seen athletes wearing brightly coloured tape at major sporting events – this is Kinesiology tape. Ktape is almost identical to human skin, in both thickness and elasticity and is designed to speed up the body’s natural healing process, whilst providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. Ktaping, which can be worn 24/7, is normally combined with other physical therapies and helps prolong the effectiveness of soft tissue treatments. Correct application can help improve blood flow for healing and drainage of fluids that have collected due to injury.

Brilliant for all stages of injury, but particularly useful pre or post event for minor problems.

Benefits of Ktaping include:

  • Provides support for weak and injured muscles without restricting range of motion.
  • Activates muscles that have been weakened through injury or surgery.
  • Relaxes/offloads overused and overstrained muscles.
  • Assists in re-education of the neuromuscular system.
  • Speeds-up healing process and reduces pain.
  • Reduces bruising and swelling.
  • Corrects postural imbalances.