Eye catching bright multi coloured strips of tape placed along various muscles or joints are increasingly being seen with both professional and recreational athletes and it is becoming an ever common trend. Kinesiology taping is not used strictly for sporting related purposes; it is becoming increasingly popular and is becoming widely used in everyday mundane circumstances for the average worker who may sustain an injury perhaps at work or at home.

With relative success and satisfaction from my patients and colleagues and by popular demand I am now offering Kinesiology taping at Shane Huggins Osteopathy, Slough

Kinesiology taping methods are used to help normalise muscle function (both overstretched and over contracted muscles), it helps to take the pressure off over used muscles and help to promote the flow of oxygenated blood. It also helps to reduce and manage pain and is particularly useful in correcting the misalignment of joints and tissues.

Founded by Dr. Kenzo Kase in the 1970s though his clinical trials he understood that joint pain came about from the muscle and myo-fascial abnormalities around the joint rather than the joint alone. With this new clarity he soon developed kinesiology taping to help with the correction of muscle and myo-fascial tissue malformations. Taking kinesiology taping forward it is in no way compressive or restrictive for means of support like standard taping in reality kinesiology taping methods when placed in a variety of patterns along a muscles group is almost performing enhancing and can significantly help with stabilising and maximising the range of motion and mobility potential in the joints and muscles respectively.

Irritation of the skin has not been reported

There is no pain, but rather a soothing sensation and a sensation of being supported

What does it look like?

The tape can work for more than 4 to 5 days. However it may come off earlier due to bathing.