What is Kinesiology Taping?
Kinesiology taping (KT) was developed by
KT is a thin elastic tape that is said to stretch up to 120-140% of its resting length. The tape is a thin, porous material made of cotton allowing the skin to function. This allows air to pass through to limit skin irritation. KT manufactures claim the tape helps improve athletes’ range of motion, functional performance, and increase strength.
There are two main theories – firstly, by lifting the skin
Secondly, that it gives the area sensory feedback which improves posture and reduces the fear of movement. KT is believed to have a role in allowing the body to sense the position of neighbouring parts, meaning that by applying KT on the skin, it will stimulate certain receptors, giving the body information about the joint positioning and movement.