Dr Kenzo Kase developed the product and methods of kinesio tape more than 25 years ago. The taping techniques are aimed at providing muscle and joint support along with assisting in the healing process. The quality of the tape acts like another layer of skin, it is very comfortable on application and does not restrict range of movement. Depending on the type of application of the tape determines the effect it has on the symptomatic area.
The tape is suitable for sports injuries, acute muscle strains, oedema and bruising. Usually the tape will stay on for up to 3-5 days and it will remain on after application of any water.
Depending on your symptoms Kinesio Taping may be used as an additional approach to treatment to encourage the healing process.