Kinesiology taping is a therapeutic taping technique that is used to support muscles and joints without restricting the range of motion. It facilitates the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints. Kinesiology taping is used in a variety of sports applications as well as orthopedic, neuromuscular, and other medical conditions.
Kinesiology tapes are made of polymer elastic wrapped in cotton fibers and the adhesive is heat-activated and is applied in a wave-like pattern similar to the fingerprint. Kinesiology tapes have the ability to stretch 120-140% of their original length and are manufactured pre-stretched by 15-25%. Following application, they recoil back towards its original length. Kinesiology tapes are supposed to have the same elastic properties of the human skin and are designed to be waterproof and breathable at the same time.