Kinesio taping, also known as sports taping or physiotherapy taping, is very similar to human skin in both elasticity and thickness and offers huge therapeutic benefits. This includes relief of inflammatory conditions, sporting injuries and musculoskeletal injuries. It can not only help you return to sports quicker, but it can also boost your sporting performance.

Kinesio tape can be left on for several days at a time, which provides the injured area with great constant support. This can significantly speed up the healing process for injuries, trauma and inflammatory conditions. Let’s have a look at some of the many benefits of physiotherapy taping.

Physiotherapy taping benefits

Reduce Swelling

Kinesio tape is elastic and flexible, allowing it to move with the body. These elastic properties will passively lift the skin. This is a vacuum effect that helps drain the venous and lymphatic drainage systems. It can also relieve bruised or inflamed tissue faster. At the same time, kinesio tape can aid in the removal of the lactic acid that builds up due to exercise. This may help ease your delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) symptoms.

Support Muscles

Kinesio tape can support your muscle strength by providing tactile feedback and physical assistance through the skin. This can help athletes boost their performance during sports, and aid those who are hypotonic.

Relieve Pain

The elasticity of the kinesio tape provides support for your body without any tape slipping. This muscular support can help relieve your pain and enable you to control parts of the body that are being affected by muscle inhibition.

Interested in finding out more about the benefits of physiotherapy taping? Want to learn kinesiology taping techniques to help improve client injury? Sports Focus offers Sydney sports taping courses for the sporting community, including athletes, coaches and parents. Contact Sports Focus Physiotherapy today for more information.