The Kinesio Taping® technique and Kinesio Tex tape was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in Japan more than 25 yrs ago. In the 1970's Dr. Kase began searching for a sports taping method which could assist in the healing of traumatised tissue and muscles. He found that standard taping techniques, such as athletic taping and strapping, provided muscle and joint support, however, they reduced range of motion, did not support the fascia and, in some cases, inhibited the actual healing process of traumatised tissue. A new treatment approach was needed.
In 1973, Dr Kase's objective was to create a therapeutic tape and taping technique which could support joints and muscles, without restricting range of motion. He also hoped to formulate a taping technique which could have benefits for the lymphatic system. Following two years of research into muscle taping, tape elasticity, adhesiveness and breathability Dr Kase developed Kinesio Tex® tape and the Kinesio Taping method.
Kinesio Taping first saw worldwide exposure during the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Since then, Kinesio has become a popular form of muscle taping used by many Health Professionals across the world.
Centre4Health are delighted to offer this proven taping technique in Bristol and Gloucestershire for all sports people.
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