What is kinesiology taping

What is kinesiology taping

Kinesiology taping is a method of improving performance and alleviating pain from injuries. Although it has been increasingly popular in recent times, kinesiology taping has already been developed over 30 years ago by Dr. Kenzo Kase.

How it works

The science behind it lies in the stretchy properties of the tape. Mimicking the physical properties of the skin, the purpose of the tape is to support the injured soft tissues to facilitate natural healing. In addition, it helps to improve sports performance by optimizing the efficiency of key muscles used.

Pattern of taping

There are different “patterns” for the application of the tape. Different application techniques are used to achieve different purposes. For example, the elbow is a commonly taped area to provide support and pain relief for elbow injuries.  While it is not an alternative to getting help from a physiotherapist for elbow pain, kinesiology taping can supplement physical therapy to promote faster healing of elbow injuries.

Why you should consider using kinesiology tapes

One of the reasons why you should try this out is that it is a very versatile and can achieve multiple objectives — prevention of injury, alleviation of injury and improvement of sporting performance.

Secondly, it is incredibly convenient. Application will take you only five to ten minutes and you can do it anywhere.

Although there are many tutorials online regarding kinesiology tape, it is adviced to still seek the assessment of a physiotherapist before you start to try this out for the first few times. This ensures that you can achieve the desired result you want through accurate application. BMJ Therapy – Physiotherapy Singapore, provides professional assessment with kinesiology taping to help you get the best results. Contact us today if you have any questions regarding this issue.

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