The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process by helping eliminate pain, and aid in proper muscle, ligament, tendon, and joint function.
Kinesio tape is latex-free and can be worn for days at a time, and is safe for everyone ranging from kids to adults, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.
There are several different types of sensory fibers in our body which travel at different speeds. When pain fibers are stimulated, a signal travels to the brain at a specific speed. The sensory fibers stimulated from the tape travel at a greater velocity to the brain than the pain fibers. As a result, the sensory fibers block the sensation of pain.
Added benefits of elastic tape allow for the soft tissue and joints to biomechanically move more efficient without adding bulky wraps or heavy braces (as seen with traditional white athletic tape). This allows for a more effective and natural healing process. The correct taping procedure and technique can aid in hundreds of situations including but not limited to low back pain, knee pain, shin splints, tennis elbow, shoulder pain, and plantar fasciitis.