Kinesio tape is a tool used to enhance treatment and exercise for an injury.
It is applied on the skin over a muscle or joint to inhibit or activate muscle tissue, as well as over contusions to reduce swelling. This tape has the same elasticity as human skin and the tape tension may be adjusted depending on the intended purpose of the tape application. Kinesio tape can also be used over an acute injury to improve blood flow and, if applied at a joint, can improve proprioception.
Kinesio taping, along with athletic taping, is usually included as part of each treatment session as needed. However, if extra is needed for an upcoming activity, (sporting event or competition), tape can be provided for an additional small fee.