Sports taping (Kinesio) treatments in Bridgend, Cowbridge, Pencoed, Porthcawl and South Wales.

Kinesio taping was invented by a Japanese chiropractor called Dr Kenzo Kase in the 1970s.  Kinesio tape can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, relax muscles, enhance performance, help with rehabilitation, and support muscles during a sporting event.  Kinesio taping is a technique that is also suitable for non-sports related minor injuries.

The tape itself is a type of thin, elastic, cotton tape that is extremely elastic. If the tape is applied to you on a stretch greater than its normal length, it will “recoil” after being applied, creating a pulling force on the skin or muscle that it is being applied to.  The direction of pull, the shape, and the location of the tape, all play a role in how it functions.

There are several benefits for taping including:

  • Correcting the alignment of weak muscles
  • Assisting joint motion as a result of the tape’s recoiling qualities.
  • The tape lifts the skin increasing the space below it, increasing blood flow and lymphatic flow (swelling) helping to relieve pain and enhance recovery from injury.

If you want advice on sports taping (Kinesio) treatments in Bridgend, Cowbridge, Pencoed , Porthcawl and the surrounding South Wales area please contact us today.