Kinesio tape not just an Olympic fad

Kinesio tape not just an Olympic fad

Kinesio tape not just an Olympic fad

Kinesio tape not just an Olympic fad

The story of the band. You may have noticed that dozens of Olympic athletes wearing colored ribbon bands of various body parts. It’s called kinesiology tape, and has long been used to treat sports injuries. But as the CBS19 Amanda Roberson explains, it’s not just the Olympics.

This sporty accessory for the summer games. The bright bands are often intricate patterns on the shoulders, legs and belly. But it’s not just a fashion statement, and it’s not just Olympians.

Kinesio tape not just an Olympic fad

Monty Geddie Tyler already running triathlons for six years, but last year the shin splint Geddie sent to a chiropractor, Dr. David Flynn, which introduced him to Kinesio tape.

“It relieves the pain,” Geddie said. “It’s mainly what he did.”

“This is a great band,” said Dr. Flynn. “It’s just rubber bands, such as cotton and glue.”

Dr. Flynn is a certified Kinesio Tape practitioners. The tape cartridges are designed to accurately locate the muscles and pain.

Dr. Flynn said that unlike the typical athletic tape on the joint motion of the tape loses it works to heal the pain caused by two-fold decrease. “This will help reduce the inflammation and increase lymphatic drainage area of the tape. It also helps your brain to the neurological tempt more relaxing or contracting.”