Athletes always like to stay informed about the latest technologies being used in their particular area of specialization, and so too do the trainers and physical therapists who treat them. Quite often a tactic or treatment that is used with great success in the world of sports will quickly make its way into the regular world too, and that is exactly what has happened with Kiniseo tape.
What is Kiniseo tape? It is an actual "tape" that is applied to the body in order to support targeted muscles and to improve circulation. The technical design of Kiniseo tape is meant to prevent muscles from being overused or over contracted, but therapists have found that it can do a lot more than that.
For one thing, physical therapists are using Kiniseo tape as a way of "correcting" all kinds of problems. Whether they are related to muscles, ligaments, functionality, mechanical use of joints, or even with lymphatic flow (which is the leading cause of edema that leads to serious swelling around injury), treatments with the tapes are a success.
This has led to the use of the tapes being "partnered" with other physical therapies. For instance, it is not unusual for a patient to have electrical stimulation therapy and to then be wrapped with tapes that remain in place for a set period of time afterward.
The professional athletes and therapists using the tapes have come to rely on them so heavily that there is now a very large market for them and this has led to some excellent options for the general consumer market too. Just consider that it does take knowledge of the anatomy and musculature to understand how to properly apply the tapes, but consumer use of the tapes has led to them being sold in pre-cut sizes for the most common applications.
This means that an "everyday" consumer can find a large number of tapes in preset lengths and sizes and all for very specific use. You don't have to know precisely how to cut and form the tapes because you can purchase them for shoulders, necks, and more.
This is a terrific development because it will allow everyone to begin benefiting from the excellent support and functionality that comes from using such a targeted treatment. This is not to say that the rolls of tape as applied by a trained professional are no longer needed, it is simply that the tapes are so effective that almost anyone can benefit from using them.