What Conditions May Kinesiology Tape Help?

What Can Kinesiology Tape Help With?

Kinesiology tape has the potential to assist a variety of conditions. It’s recommended that you consult your treating physiotherapist for advice.

Soft Tissue Injuries

For acute soft tissue injuries:

Muscle Control

In muscle facilitation, it can aid in:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Low muscle tone (hypotonia)

Joint Support

Joint proprioception retraining addresses:

  • Joint alignment and maltracking eg Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Joint instability or hypermobility eg Subluxations and Dislocations
  • Posture issues such as round shoulders and a slouched spine
  • Scapular instability (SICK)

Bone Support

In the case of bone injuries, it provides:

  • Support post-fracture
  • Tenoperiosteal support, for example in cases like shin splints
  • Relief for adolescent growing pains


Tendinopathies and fasicopathies, including:

Foot & Ankle


Hip & Groin



Wrist & Hand

It’s also effective in managing:

  • Swelling and oedema
  • Lymphoedema
  • Joint swelling

Additional information:

Kinesiology taping also encompasses strapping and supportive taping. Remember, your physiotherapist can provide further guidance on its usage. Please seek their professional assistance.

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