Kinesio tape is applied along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, external support that helps you remain active while recovering from injuries. KT creates neuromuscular feedback (called proprioception) that inhibits (relaxes) or facilitates stronger firing of muscles and tendons. This feedback creates support elements without the bulk and restriction commonly associated with wraps and heavy bracing.
Kinesio taping is the application of an elastic tape to an injured area to assist in healing. The tape is applied in a manner that mimics the function and position of a muscle allowing it to heal without affecting circulation and range of motion. This treatment often allows an individual to continue to function in daily/sporting lives.