Unique Uses for Kinesiology Tape

When most people think of kinesiology tape, a few immediate uses come to mind:  
  • Pain relief
  • Swelling and edema
  • Support for injuries
  • Enhancing athletic performance
  kinesiology tape indigestionAlthough kinesiology tape has been on the market since the 1970s when it was developed by Japanese chiropractor, Kenzo Kase, its popularity has grown over the past few years thanks to a variety of training programs for clinicians and its acceptance by the athletic world. Scientists are constantly studying the many uses of this amazing fabric that mimics the use of human skin. Because of this surge in interest, a variety of other therapeutic uses for kinesiology tape are beginning to surface.

Additional Uses of K Tape

Snoring – kinesiology tape when applied over the bridge of the nose, much like a nasal strip, gently lifts the skin, opening the nasal passages, allowing for increased air flow. Dysarthria and Dysphasia – These disorders, often caused by brain injury or damage, can cause issues with speaking and decreased motor control. Kinesiology tape’s ability to help provide muscle and jaw support has proven to be a benefit to those suffering from these disorders. Indigestion or dyspepsia – Whether it is heartburn or gas, there’s actually a kinesiology tape application for that. Cerebral Palsy & Multiple Sclerosis – In these nervous system conditions, studies show that kinesiology tape has proven to improve body alignment, balance and stability in patients. kinesio equinePre & Postnatal Treatment – from belly support, pressure reduction, to decreasing breast engorgement, the benefits of using kinesiology tape during and after pregnancy continues to grow. Mommy’s-to-be love that they can wear this water resistant tape continuously for 3-5 days, get relief and get a good night’s rest. Kinesio Tape, the brand developed by Mr. Kase, even just recently announced a line of kinesiology tape for horses and other animals called Kinesio Equine which applies the same technological properties that are successful in traditional kinesiology tape, only on a tape that is specially designed for non-human skin. With a variety of kinesiology tape brands, training programs, and research studies being conducted, additional uses and applications will increase. One thing’s for sure, there seems to be no limit to the benefits of this amazing tape. Have a unique use for kinesiology tape? Let us know. Find Theratape on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter!

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