Kinesiology is most effective when used in conjunction with other treatments, such as manual therapy. It can also help with adding extra support to muscles or joints that need it. Especially if you have patellofemoral stress syndrome, IT band friction syndrome or achilles tendonitis, kinesiology taping may help.
Kinesiology taping allows you to move normally in comparison to other medical or athletic tape. Studies have shown that it can also help enhance movement and endurance as well.*
Along with this, kinesiology taping has also been shown to help with re-training muscles that have lost function or that aren’t performing as they should any more due to repetition of poor usage. The addition of the tape to your skin can stand as a reminder in order to notify you of how you’re moving and allow you the chance to correct it yourself.
Kinesiology taping is also used by athletes in order to help them with reaching peak performance. It helps protect against injury as well when they’re competing.*