Kinesiotape – That coloured tape all the athletes seem to use

FullSizeRenderKinesiotape as become increasingly popular in, not only the sporting world, but even private practice. Kinesiotape can be used as an integral part of Physio treatment for a variety of conditions from relieving lower back pain to reducing ankle sprain swelling.

Apart from the fact that it comes in a range of colours, Kinesiotape has a number of benefits that, in some cases, make it more appropriate to use then the conventional rigid sports tape.

Kinesiotape is made up of the similar elasticity that our bodies are, making it feel like an outer layer of skin. It contours with the body, allowing the body part to move freely throughout full range of movement without feeling restricted. It can be used to help support your muscles in times of pain and also to improve circulation to reduce swelling and bruising. Kinesiotape has the added benefit of being waterproof and sweat proof, so you can be rest assured that you can exercise, sweat it out and shower without affecting the benefits of the tape. It lasts up to 4-5 days depending on your activity levels.

Although Kinesiotape is the new thing in town, it is important to discuss its use with your Physiotherapist as both Kinesiotape and conventional rigid sports tape have their specific uses and associated benefits.

Book an appointment with one of our highly trained Bend + Mend Physiotherapists in Sydney’s CBD today for more information on how Kinesiotape could help your current condition.

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