Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Kinesio tape is not something that I have paid a lot of attention to. This is that bright coloured tape that you often see on athletes that became prominent during the London Olympic Games. It is a flexible tape that is claimed to have your neuro-mechanical effects but not necessarily supportive effects. The support is said to come from changes in muscle activity due to the nature of the taping. There are so many conditions that are claimed to be helped with Kinesio taping, but from what I have read of the research the actual evidence supporting the use of Kinesio taping is not that good. Furthermore research has shown that the quality of information on the web on Kinesio taping is also not very good. I have no problem using traditional tape for support when indicated, I am just not convinced that Kinesio taping is any better.