Kinesiology tape is a very effective type of sports tape. It has a vast range of uses beyond the athletic usage. It is a popular choice among athletes as they use it to tape down sore muscles.
Kinesiology tape can also be known as pressure-point therapy tape. It is a popular pain relief product that is used to reduce pain and aid healing for a variety of injuries. It is made from a variety of materials, including nylon, gauze, and cotton.
What is Kinesiology Taping?
Kinesiology taping is a type of sports tape that is used for pain relief. It is also used by physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals. It is designed to promote healing and increase circulation. It is especially useful for injuries that involve muscles, joints, or nerves, it can reduce swelling and improve muscle function.
The theory is to apply pressure to the skin to help reduce pain and inflammation by correcting the position of the joint so that it moves the correct way.
Advantages of using Kinesiology Tape
- Reduce pain
- Improve your posture
- Help with swelling
- Improve your sporting performance
- Improve your function and mobility
- Help you return to activities as early as possible
- Helps promote healing as promotes blood flow
It is essential to have Kinesio tape applied by a physiotherapist or healthcare professional in the first instance, or you could end up aggravating your injury further. During your initial assessment with one of our highly trained and skilled physiotherapists, they will show and teach you how to apply the tape yourself to ensure that you are doing this correctly to ensure maximum benefit to yourself.
If you feel that you or a loved one could benefit from seeing a physiotherapist, please contact Home Physio Group on 0330 335 1016 to find out how we can help you, or alternatively, please use the contact form and we will get in touch with you.