Taping for Everything from Athletics to Physical Therapy with Kinesio Tapes
Comfort, relief, and safety are some of the benefits offered by taping, and are the goals Kinesio addresses with their medical tape. They make many different kinds of performance tape, from bulk rolls to pre-cuts, to address a variety of needs. Their tape is suitable for a range of uses. These include everyday support of the neck and back during long office hours, protecting vital spots during athletics or workouts, and even therapeutic treatment. Kinesio even makes equine tape for muscle support in horses.
Kinesio’s Tape is Breathable & Hypoallergenic for Better Results
Kinesio makes high quality tape with many useful features. These are intended to meet the requirements of everyone from “weekend warriors” to people undergoing therapeutic treatment. The tape is usually made from cotton to ensure that it’s breathable and comfortable. Kinesio also makes its various tape products so that they’re latex-free and hypoallergenic, to avoid causing skin irritation or rashes. Specialized types include added features, such as heavy-duty adhesive on equine tape to stick over horses’ hair. All the while, the company strives to keep all their products affordable.
A Quest for Healing led Dr. Kenzo Kase to Launch Kinesio
The founder and president of Kinesio, Dr. Kenzo Kase, was born in Japan to a mother knowledgeable in herbalism and natural healing. Moving to America and becoming a chiropractor, he realized that taping joints could help patients with problems be more comfortable and in some cases heal faster. The stiff, chemical-filled medical tape of the time caused irritation, rashes, and reactions, however. The enterprising doctor developed his own tape – flexible, hypoallergenic, and just as thick as human skin – and Kinesio was born.