What is Kinesio Taping used for?

Kinesio Tape can be used from head to foot and everything in between. Headaches, Temporalmandibular joint (TMJ), shoulder instability (recurring dislocations), tendinitis (shoulder, elbow, knee, achilles), carpal tunnel, hip, muscle sprains/strains like hamstrings, biceps, low back, knee, ankle, plantar fasciitis, bunions are a few diagnosis that frequently respond well to kinesio tape.

This therapeutic elastic tape can also be used to help endurance for fatiguing muscles and reduce cramping. It can provide mechanoreceptor input to support a joint, help with position, and normalize movement.

Kinesio tape is especially helpful with scars. Reduction of adhesions and pitting, softening, flattening, improved pliability and mobility, and reduction of contractures have been seen in some patients.

Kinesio Tape is used on kids and adults, athletes and business people. Some people are able to use the tape alone without any other intervention, although kinesio tape is often used in conjunction with other physical therapy treatment.