You may have seen many athletes competing at the Olympic games who are covered with bright tape on their arms, legs and body. This is not a fashion statement, but it is there to promote support and healing to various areas of the body. So just what is kinesiology tape, and how is it helping athletes across the world.
One of the reasons that professional sportspeople and athletes like kinesiology tape is because it is durable and can last between applications. You are probably used to seeing athletes with brightly coloured tape on their knees or legs, shoulders and backs pretty much anywhere
Bruising can be painful and take a long time to heal, so professionals are always on the hunt for new ways to try and speed up the healing process. As a result, there has been quite a lot of interest in kinesiology tape and whether it can play a part in the recovery timeline when a patient presents with severe bruising and swelling following an accident or injury.