SPORTS MEDICINE & ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE CENTER
Elastic therapeutic tape is an elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive that is used in an attempt to treat athletic injuries and a variety of other physical disorders. There are several benefits of kinesio taping such as; correcting the alignment of weak muscles as well as facilitating joint motion as a result of the tape's recoiling qualities. Kinesio tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.