Kinesio taping,

also known as K-taping, is a rehab taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to both muscles and joints.

This technique is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. K-Taping alleviates pain and facilities lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting effect causes convolutions in the skin and increases interstitial space, decreasing inflammation in the affected areas.

Evaluation and assessment is key to the treatment of any clinical condition, especially when using K-taping. Prior to use, a full assessment of the patient is necessary because the treatment of the underlying conditions may also be required.