Kinesiology Taping – The Brightly Coloured Tape
Kinesiology taping is the current buzzword in the field of manual therapy. The brightly coloured tape is a common sight at all major sporting events from the Olympics to Wimbledon and commonwealth games. With the growth in popularity it’s ever more important for anyone involved in osteopathy, physiotherapy, massage therapy or any other manual therapy, to have an understanding of kinesiology taping, why its used, how it works and how to apply it.
In the 1970’s Dr Kenzo Kase, a Japanese chiropractor brought the technique to the international arena where he wanted to develop a taping system that would naturally assist in the healing of damaged tissue by encouraging lymphatic drainage and at the same time provide support to the joints and muscles without causing restriction to the range of motion (ROM)