Designed to mimic human skin, Kinesiology-sports tape has roughly the same thickness and inherent elastic properties of the skin, being able to stretch up to 140% of its regular length. However, the tapes’ adhesive backings create a lifting effect on the epidermis which results in improved circulation and lymphatic drainage. (read more)
In addition to sports medicine applications, the use of Kinesiology-sports tape has gained widespread use in helping to treat and manage Lymphedema. The elastic property of the tape allows for a greater range of motion compared to other traditional white athletic tapes and it can also be left on for longer periods of time.
There are several books and DVDs offering instruction as to the various taping methods and applications. An excellent accessory for the various athletic wear garments that are available, and for helping to accelerate recovery from sports training and competition.
With it’s patented twin groove pattern, which has made it what some consider to have been ‘good’, even better, it is designed to aid in recovery, relieve pain and increase mobility, and is quickly becoming the "go-to" kinesiology tape
This book covers the theoretical background of lymph taping in a concise and easily understandable form, explaining the technique of taping using anatomical-physiological and also pathophysiological explanation models in a way that trained lymph therapists will easily understand. The many case descriptions make this book a vital reference work for practitioners.
The Medical Taping Concept® book was written for physiotherapists, doctors, orthopedists, sports coaches and masseurs, as well as non-medical practitioners. The author aimed to provide the material in such a clear and concise manner that the book can be easily used as a text or reference book.