Why are athletes wearing coloured tape? Seems to be the question many are asking at the moment.
Special adhesive tape applied using special taping techniques is designed to promote healing by increasing lymphatic drainage and aiding proprioception
It can be used to treat common ailments such as back pain, neck pain and headaches, as well as muscle and joint injuries. It is ideal for athletics and endurance sports, as well as for providing extra support for everyday activities such as walking, driving and lifting.
Kinesio Taping® was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in 1979 who went on to launch the Kinesio Taping Association in 1984, the treatment has continued to develop through scientific research and clinical use. It is now an established and trusted therapy used by many top athletes, sports medicine practitioners, osteopaths and physiotherapists around the world.
Kinesio pre-cut supports.
The Kinesio pre-cut support packs have been developed with the patient in mind. These handy packs consist of pre cut strips of Kinesiology tape complete with application instructions, designed specifically for conditions affecting the back, neck, shoulder, knee, wrist and foot.
Each tape application can be worn for 2-3 days, 24 hours a day. It is hypoallergenic, made from 100% cotton and latex free.
Kinesio tape is also water-resistant, so you can shower, bathe and swim whilst wearing it. You can also continue with your activities or training, as Kinesio Pre-cut allows for full range of motion, supporting the muscle yet not restricting movement.
Full range of Kinesio Tape products including tape rolls and pre cut applications.
BBC article – BBC Why are athletes wearing coloured tape?
Kinesioprecut.co.uk – More information and how to apply your pre-cut Kinesio Tape.