You have probably seen the wildly colorful tape that has become common place for many professional athletes to wear.
But what does it do?
This highly elastic tape works to mimic the elasticity of skin to provide some support while not restricting range of motion.
The tape creates tension on the skin which in turn stimulates the stretch receptors in the skin altering the communication of the tissue to the brain and spinal cord.
This helps to decrease pain signals.
Kinesio tape can be a helpful tool to keep the increased communication between the nervous system and the area being treated for days after treatment.