Ever wondered what Kinesio Taping was all about? It was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in Japan some 25 years ago. According to KinesioTaping.com, it involves:
… taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction. The first technique gives the practitioner the opportunity to actually give support while maintaining full range of motion, enabling the individual to participate in physical activity with functional assistance. The second technique helps prevent overuse or over-contraction and helps provide facilitation of lymph flow 24 hours per day. It is most commonly used in the acute stage of rehabilitation. Correctional techniques include mechanical, lymphatic, ligament / tendon, fascia, space, and functional. Kinesio Tex Tape can be used in conjunction with other therapies, including cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, massage therapy, and electrical stimulation.
To get a clearer picture of this method, here is a video clip of a physical therapist facilitating wrist extension assist through Kinesio taping.