Kinesiology taping is a therapeutic tool and has become increasingly popular within the sporting arena. Taping has been used for a long time for the prevention and treatment of sporting injuries.

This 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

Aims of Taping

Tape may be used to:

  • Stabilise or support an injury

  • relieve pain by de-loading vulnerable or painful structures

  • facilitate normal movement, muscle action or postural patterns.

  • Tape is commonly used by physiotherapists to:

  • Relieve your pain

  • Improve joint stability

  • Enhance athlete confidence

  • Reduce injury recurrence

  • Prevent injury

  • Proposed Benefits to KT Including:

  • Proprioceptive facilitation;

  • Reduced muscle fatigue;

  • Muscle facilitation;

  • Reduced delayed-onset muscle soreness;

  • Pain inhibition;

  • Enhanced healing, such as reducing oedema, and improvement of lymphatic drainage and blood flow