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What is Kinesio Tex Gold?
Kinesio® Tex Tape Gold™ has taken the rehabilitation and sports medicine world by storm! This amazing elastic therapeutic tape was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase over 35 years ago in Japan. Since then, Kinesio® Tex Tape Gold™ has become the standard for therapeutic and rehabilitative taping.
•    Made from a gentle cotton fiber strip
•    Features a 100% medical grade acrylic adhesive
•    Totally latex free
•    Does not limit range of motion
•    3-5 day wear time to conserve tape and save money
•    Creates a lifting effect which improves circulation and relieves pain
•    Tension on tape has the ability to relax or stimulate muscles
 
 
What is the Kinesio® Taping Method?
Cornerstones of the Kinesio® Taping Method:
•    Taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction.
•    Applying stretch to the tape or to the target area in order to create space under the skin and create the desired effect on the  musculature.
•    Affecting change in deeper layers of fascia by manipulating the skin and muscle.
•    Creating space underneath the skin to improve circulation and lymphatic drainage.
•    Utilizing a number of corrective techniques to promote correct muscle and joint function
•    Pain relief by targeting the pain and the source of the pain
•    Utilizing single “I” strips or modifications in the shape of an “X,” “Y” or other specialized shapes
•    Applying base of tape with no tension to create pull towards the base
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This diagram illustrates how KinesioTex works.
   
Muscle Relaxtion
Apply tape from the end of the muscle
to the beginning
(Insertion to Origin)
Used to relax tired or
overused muscles (therapy)
VSMuscle Facilitation
Apply tape from the beginning
of the muscle to the end
(Origin to Insertion)
Used to stimulate weak or
underused muscles
(rehabilitation)
  
  
Click here to view a detailed explanation of the Kineso Taping Method