Kinesio taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for preventative maintenance, edema and to treat pain. It is a technique based on the body's own natural healing process.
The method stems from the science of Kinesiology, hence the name "kinesio." Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body but also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc.
Kinesio tape is used for anything from headaches to foot problems, and everything in between. Examples include: muscular facilitation or inhibition in pediatric patients, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxations, herniated disc), knee conditions, shoulder conditions, hamstring injuries, groin injury, rotator cuff injury, whiplash, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, patella tracking, pre and post surgical edema, ankle sprains, athletic preventative injury method, and as a support method.