An article posted by Mueller
After the hype it received in the 2008 Olympic games, researchers decided it was time to test the support and healing properties associated with kinesiology tape use. The Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy published the study which consisted of patients who suffered from various orthopedic injuries. One set of test subjects were simply wrapped with the tape, the other patients involved in the study were wrapped with the tape using various proven methods. The study concluded that the patients who were wrapped with the tape using specific methods saw a dramatic improvement in mobility, joint and muscle health, and discomfort* reduction during physical activity.
Ed Le Cara’s Take – A nice short blog regarding benefits of Kinesiology Taping. At RockTape we believe that pre-cuts do not provide optimal results and thus we encourage our clinicians to cut their own tape.
We provide a framework for taping applications but believe the most important part about taping is pre and post testing the effected area to make sure the desired outcome is seen. Incorrect taping applications do not really exist. Either the tape improves the condition or does not. A framework approach to taping applications takes the memorization out of learning the techniques. The emphasis is on outcomes.