What does Kinesio® Taping do?


The Kinesio® Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles, and support muscles in movement on a 24-hour-a-day basis. The taping is non-restrictive and allows for full range of motion. In contrast, more traditional sports tape is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization, support, and to restrict movement during an athletic event.


For a more in-depth and technical description of what kinesio taping does, click here.


What is the actual tape like?


Kinesio® Tape is made of 100% high grade cotton, so it is comfortable and “light to the feel.”  It is water-resistant, so it can stay on in the pool or shower.  The elasticity of the tape mimics the flexibility of human skin and muscles.  The tape sticks by an adhesive that is heat-activated (by rubbing it quickly).  The unique wave design keeps it breathable and air-permeable.


How does it differ from other taping techniques?


Kinesio® Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique which not only offers patients and athletes the support they are looking for, but helps to rehabilitate the affected condition as well. Using a highly specific tape design that allows full range of motion of an area, Kinesio® Taping will not affect the patient’s bio-mechanics by inhibiting movement (like other taping methods do). Kinesio® Tape is latex-free, water-resistant, safe for sensitive skin and may be used with populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric. Swelling and blood circulation are facilitated in order to rehabilitate and relieve pain.



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"I have been thrilled by the recovery times of our athletes due to Dr. Lassiter’s treatments. If you need to recover from any injury, do what the Rams do, call Dr. Milan Lassiter.”
EDDIE BENION, Assistant Athletic Director at VCU