Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping methods were developed by a chiropractor from Japan named Dr Kenso Kase. Dr Kase was looking for ways of the body to heal traumatised soft tissue. Athletic tape provided support but did not provide the input to the body he was looking for. He began exploring materials that were elastic like skin and muscle. In 1973 Dr Kase developed the concept of Kinesio Taping and since then its use have been perfected to what it is today.

Kinesio taping concepts

  • Sensory Functions
  • Sensory stimuli to mechanical receptors
  • Deceases inflammation, decreases pressure in chemical receptors
  • Possibly activates spinal inhibitory system- through stimulation of the touch receptors

Lymphatic function

  • Improves blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Opens lymphatic drainage directly under skin
  • Reduces excess heat and chemical substances in tissue
  • Reduces inflammation

Reduces abnormal feelings and pain in skin, muscle and joints

Muscle function

  • Improves blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Opens lymphatic drainage directly under skin
  • Reduces excess heat and chemical substances in tissue
  • Reduces inflammation

Reduces abnormal feeling and pain in skin, muscle and joints

  • Improves muscle contraction of a weakened muscle
  • Reduces muscle fatigue
  • Reduces over extension and over contraction
  • Reduces cramping and possible injuries
  • Proprioceptive re-education