August 11, 2012 Update: added several new articles and photos below the jump!
August 7, 2012 Update: just added some new photos and articles to this post! Also if you’re more interested in the science of why and how kinesio-tape works – check out this post: How Does Kinesiotape Work? on the Better Movement blog – it has some great possible theories on how kinesio-tape has such great results with so many people!
Since developed by Japanese chiropractor Kenzo Kase about 30 years ago, kinesio-tape has been used the world over to help treat pain and injury. However, it has only recently become popular with elite athletes in the US and is making a name for itself on the world stage with prominent sightings in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Kerri Walsh’s shoulder, for one) and now in the 2012 Olympic Games. Kinesio-tape is a great non-medicated method to help swelling and inflammation, and provide light support to injured areas without compromising range of motion. Here at anatomy acupuncture we have been using kinesio-tape for years and love it! If you come in for a treatment, it’s entirely possible you might leave sporting a black, beige, pink or blue strip of kinesio-tape.
Tale of the tape: Why Kinesio is the hottest accessory at the Games
Kinesio tape adorned by Olympic athletes (video)
Kinesio tape: the latest must-have treatment for sports injuries
NM company’s athletic tape used by Olympians
Strapping lads and lassies… Kinesio tape, a style statement as well as taking the strain – London Life – Life & Style – Evening Standard.
2012 Summer Olympics Beach Volleyball: What’s with the tape?
Olympic Athletes’ Trend: Body Tape (vidHow Does Kinesiotape Work?
What’s all the colorful tape on Olympic athletes? (video)
The Silent Star of the 2012 Olympics: Kinesio Tape
Olympic athletes love Kinesio tape, but does it work?
Kinesio tape: The latest Olympic accessory
Kinesio tape: London 2012 Olympics, athletes say the tape helps with pain, injuries
Olympic athletes and Kinesio tape: Style statement or sports aid?
Injured Olympians Turn to Tape: The Sticky Science of Kinesio
Scientists doubt Olympic must-have Kinesio tape
Jury still out on the breakout star of the 2012 Olympics: Kinesio tape
Kinesio tape for athletes, does it work?
Kinesio: The neon tape taking the Olympics by storm
The bizarre tape that has adorned Olympic athletes: Researchers say there is ‘no evidence’ it works
Kinesio Tape at London 2012 Olympics (images)