Over the last 7 years I have done numerous courses on Kinesiology Taping (Spidertech Kinesiology Taping Level 1, Neuro-Proprioceptive Taping Level 1 & 2) for the use in sports injuries, rehabilitation and pain.
The main benefits and usage of the tape is:
- Correcting the alignment of weak muscles and facilitating joint motion as a result of the tape’s recoiling qualities.
- The tape also lifts the skin, increasing the space below it, and increasing blood flow and circulation of lymphatic fluids (swelling). This increase in the interstitial space is said to lead to less pressure on the body’s nociceptors, which detect pain, and to stimulate mechanoreceptors, to improve overall joint proprioception.
At the Bio Practice we use the kinesiology taping reactively to treat muscle injury, joint swelling and breaking chronic pain cycles, while proactively we also use the tape to prevent or reduce the probability of athletes (professional or recreational) getting an injury.