Kinesio Tape and Kinesio expertise will be part of the London experience
Since bursting onto the scene in a big way in Beijing, Kinesio Taping has been increasingly in the public eye The elastic therapeutic taping method has revolutionized not only athletic care but many areas of pain management, physical medicine and manual therapy: from pediatrics to geriatrics, from muscle strains to lymphedema.
Taping the world for health!
The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Both Kinesio® Tex Tape and the training protocol have shown results that would have been unheard of using older methods and materials.
Kobe Recovered and Ready
Like his Lakers teammates, Kobe Bryant is familiar with the benefits of Kinesio Taping [Check out this picture of Kobe from the spring.] Bryant injured his shin at the beginning of April. At the time Lakers athletic trainer Gary Vitti told ESPN's Dave McMenamin that Bryant had tenosynovitis, a condition where the tendon sheath in the shin has become inflamed, causing irritation when movement causes the tendon to slide in and out of the sheath. Vitti himself was introduced to Kinesio Tex Tape and Kinesio Taping in the early 1990s.
Kobe Bryant has added to the grand tradition of basketball trash talk with some well-chosen comments. Could this year's squad beat the 1992 classic line-up? "They were a lot older, at kind of the end of their careers..." Kobe opined recently. "It'd be a tough one, but I think we'd pull it out." ...Read moreTorch Bearer Studies Kinesio Taping
Matthew Hill, a former fencer and modern pentathlete, was chosen to participate in the Olympic Torch Relay, and on May 19, 2012, carried the torch in Trewoon, Cornwall, UK.
Matthew has not been idle since May, though. He attended a KT1 & KT2 seminar in July with instructor Gudrun Collins.
Matthew has long been known for his caring approach. He has volunteered his time and skills in numerous charities, including the Oxford and Cornwall Associations for the Blind. In 2009, Matthew was hospitalized after a routine operation went wrong leaving him disabled. While still in hospital he continued to help run his non-profit...Read moreBBC: Why are athletes wearing tape?
Everyone is talking about Kinesio Taping in the wake of the recent high profile sightings of brightly colored tape on Djokovic at Wimbledon and on Balotelli and Buffon at the Euro 2012 Soccer Championships.
Dr. Kenzo Kase, chairman of the Kinesio Taping Association International (KTAI) was interviewed recently by Michelle Roberts, health editor at BBC News online. The story appeared today -- July 3, 2012 -- on the BBC website. Users of the BBC News Service picked up on it immediately, with follow-ups running throughout Europe and even in Kenya. A five-minute report on Kinesio Taping ran during the world news segment of the BBC World Service ..Read more and listen hereTaping America's Athletes
The Albuquerque Journal is the hometown newspaper of the Kinesio Taping Association. In July 2012 they ran a feature story about Kinesio's plans for the Olympics
Reporter Jessica Dyer went in depth, talking to Dr. Kenzo Kase as well as other Kinesio Taping representatives.Jamaican Track Team Appreciates Kinesio Tape
Pier-Ann Brown is a Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor who has been taping athletes in her native Jamaica for some time now. Last summer she filled us in on some of her activities:
I was selected as team physiotherapist for Jamaica’s track and field team that participated in the 13th IAAF World Championships between August 27 and September 4 in Daegu, South Korea. There, several of our athletes benefitted from my interventions using the Kinesio Taping Method to optimize muscle function, to relax overworked muscles, to relieve pain and swelling and to support joints.
Most of our senior athletes have been exposed to Kinesio Taping and were delighted to have their very own Jamaican Kinesio expert...Read more
“The Tape” seen in Beijing is back this summer...
It’s not magic, and it’s not a tattoo; it’s just Kinesio.
In Beijing, Kinesio Tape was evident in sports from basketball to track and field, from canoe sprints to water polo, from field hockey to beach volleyball. Since then you can’t watch a professional or elite amateur
competition without catching sight of the familiar pink, blue, beige and black strips.
Kinesio has mainly been recognized as an essential tool for the elite or aspiring athlete, but finally it is available for everyone. Now, you don’t have to play at the level of Kevin Garnett, David Beckham or Rory McIlroy to get the Kinesio benefits
they enjoy. Kinesio does not believe that drug therapy should be your only option for pain. Kinesio pre-cut applications are specifically designed for six of the most common and straightforward taping treatments, to address muscle strain or ligament sprain and to alleviate associated pain.
These applications provide support for neck pain and tension headache; treat rotator cuff injuries and relieve shoulder pain; provide wrist support for carpal tunnel syndrome and associated pain; relieve lower back pain, lumbago and sciatic conditions; address runner’s knee and patella support; as well as a foot application to relieve plantar fasciitis and provide
For more serious and specific needs, the Kinesio Taping Association can help you find a nearby trained therapist to treat athletes and people of all activity levels.
This is the tape you’ve seen featured in media outlets from ESPN to the New York Times, from The Wall Street Journal to Britain’s Daily Mail. Kinesio has been recognized for everything from neck
applications for tension and migraine headaches to stroke rehabilitation, to how it is changing sports medicine. Kinesio Tex Tape in pre-cut or roll form is available online and through a growing network of outlets.
While Kinesio does not create super
abilities that athletes do not already possess, it does enable each to perform at their highest level. Because it does not restrict range of motion and does support the joint, it helps speed the rehabilitation process. The tape may be wornfor multiple days and during water activities, which is why swimmers, triathletes and water polo players swear by it.
After 2008, Kinesio quickly moved beyond being another fitness craze as athletes and clinicians became familiar with the benefits of Kinesio Taping. Even everyday users appreciate the tape’s relieving and supporting effects. Once again as in Beijing, Kinesio will be well represented this summer.
kinesioproducts.com - Joshua Terrazas - June 2012