Kinesio Tape is part of a rehabilitation approach to facilitate the body’s natural healing process.
It provides support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue mobilisation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.
Made from organic cotton that is latex free, it is designed to adhere well and be friendly to the skin and most importantly and different from any other tape applications, it is wearable for up to 7 days (depending on application type and your activity).
At Pro-Am we use this tape for all acute injuries Why? By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio Tape can alleviate pain and facilitate lymphatic drainage. Research into why kinesio tape works is still in its infancy so when studies start to develop we will keep you updated
There are hundreds of application types for Kinesio Tape and this is why it is so important to seek out a taping expert first to get the best results. Knowing the root cause to your injury is important so you can get the most effect out of the Kinesio Tape application. Kinesio tape is not a treatment to use on its own it should be used in conjunction with other treatment methods.
At Pro-Am we use Kinesio Tape to aid most of our injury treatments and we show you how to correctly apply the tape for future use.
Although Kinesio tape is available to buy off the shelf at Boots, TKmax and Argos it is not the easiest tape to apply and takes practice. It is mush easier to get a taping expert to apply the tape and some applications you need someone else to apply it any way.
We sell ‘Sport Tape’ a British brand of Kinesio Tape. We usually have in stock 5cm x 5m £10, 5cm x 22m £38 both in beige. If you want different colours we can get these in stock within 2 days.
Pro-Am’s Sports Therapist Jenna Wheatman completed her Kinesio Taping training with Kinesio Taping Association you can find out more about Kinesio Tape on their website.