The method behind the tape
Kinesiology Taping is also known as Medical Taping among the healthcare professional. The basis of the Medical Taping Concept method was created in Japan and Korea in the seventies. At the time innovative methods of taping were being developed, starting from the idea that movement and muscle activity are essential in maintaining and recovering health. This taping method was fundamentally different from the conventional taping methods with rigid white tape. The non-elastic rigid tape is often applied for fixing or for immobilizing a joint. Veterinary professionals who work to reduce pain, prevent injury or the recurrence thereof in animals (i.e. equine or canine rehabilitation and physical therapy), are now able to add this relatively new technique to their skills portfolio.