Kinesio tape is designed to mimic the skin’s elasticity to allow patients full range of motion. The tape’s medical-grade adhesive is also water-resistant and strong enough to stay on for three to five days, so patients are able to maintain their active lifestyles. When the tape is applied to the body, it recoils slightly, gently lifting the skin. It is believed that this helps to create a microscopic space between the skin and the tissues underneath it.
At North Bay Spine and Rehab, we use Kinesio taping to treat neck, back and joint related issues. Kinesio taping has been proven to help relieve pain from an injury, increase stability and improve posture.