Olympic Skiers, Hockey Players and Skaters have all been using Kinesio Tex Tape to help relieve pain and promote healing of injured muscles. Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn used the athletic tape to help recover from a shin injury that almost prevented her from racing in the Olympics. The athletic tape is the invention of Dr. Kenzo Kase, a chiropractor who was looking for a better sports taping method to assist in the healing of traumatized tissue. Kase found that standard taping techniques, such as athletic taping and strapping, provided muscle and joint support, but also reduced range of motion and in many cases inhibited the actual healing process of traumatized tissue. The new and improved athletic tape that Kase developed is able to aid the lymphatic and muscle systems, while simultaneously supporting joints and muscles.
Kinesio Taping has become one of the fastest growing sport
treatment modalities in the world. It is
an official medical supplier for the
U.S. Ski and Snowboarding Association and the product is on the international
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