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Kinesio Taping

What is Kinesio Taping


Kinesiology Taping, also known as Kinesio Taping or K-Taping, was created by Kenzo Kase; a chiropractor in Japan in the 1970's. It became more widely known and popular following the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where many athletes were spotted wearing brightly coloured tape for their events. 

There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of Kinesio Tape for a variety of conditions, and it is most effective in conjunction with other treatment methods e.g. manual therapy and exercise. 

The tape itself is similar to a plaster, or Band-Aid; stretchy and sticky. It is hypo-allergenic, so is tolerated well even by people with sensitive skin. Once applied, it can usually be worn for 3-5 days and is water resistant, meaning you can still swim and shower whilst wearing it. 

Benefits of using Kinesio tape include: 

  • Pain reduction

  • Reduction of swelling and oedema

  • Joint and postural support

  • Improved range of movement

  • Enhanced healing and recovery

In many instances, you can be taught how to apply the tape yourself, meaning you can reapply at home in between your therapy sessions for better continuity and improved outcomes. 

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How can Kinesio Taping help me?

Kinesio Taping has been found to be beneficial for the following conditions

Conditions Treated

  • Joint pain

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Hip and pelvis issues including sciatic nerve pain

  • Sports injuries

  • Postural stiffness and muscular pain

It can also help with 
  • Pregnancy-related pain and swelling

  • Post-surgical oedema or bruising

  • Scar tissue management

  • Biofeedback to retrain movement patterns

  • Breathing issues and thoracic pain

  • Reducing muscle cramps

Get in touch with THRIVE

Please contact Tor if you have any questions or

wish to discuss your therapy options further.

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