Kinesiology tape, also known as kinetic tape, muscle tape, k-tape and elastic therapeutic tape, is a representative sports taping along with athletic tape (compression tape, c-tape), which is applied on certain areas to prevent sprain.
Often times you see professional athletes of all disciplines wearing kinesiology taping. Professional athletes take extreme care of their body as it is their most valuable asset.
In professional sports teams, team doctors take care and support the athletes and thus these athletes can easily benefit from the kinesiology taping.
You can apply kinesiology taping by visiting a physical therapist.
Physical therapy and kinesiology taping is similar to each other as they both act on the human body directly.
Nowadays you can easily purchase kinesiology tapes in malls, drug stores and online, and once you apply these tapes it becomes ‘kinesiology taping’.
Scientific papers about kinesiology taping's effect and methods has been and is continuously being published, and is studied by scientists worldwide.
For these reasons, many attempts have been made to mimic the kinesiology taping effect in other products, but none of them can accurately mimic the kinesiology taping effect as close as WaveWear.
What is kinesiology taping and what are the effects? Let's take a look.
Kinesiology taping aims to prevent injury by reducing burden to muscles and joints.
Unlike compression tape (aka C-tape) which is not elastic and is rolled around certain area to prevent sprain, kinesiology tape has an elastic property and has wave-shaped adhesive underneath to support muscles and joints.
Elastic and adhesive, kinesiology tape acts onto the human skin, muscle and joints to support blood and lymph flow inside the body.
First started out in Japan, Kinesiology taping method is used all over the globe.