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Has anybody else noticed the large use of Physio Tape in the Olympics??

Melicious Kiss of PHAET 2012/08/08 03:34:03
It seems that every event has at least one athlete taped up. Do you think this is because they are injured and need it, or because it gives them an advantage?


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  • elptrek P.H.A.E.T.'s wizard 2012/08/08 06:47:32
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    Kinesiology Tape can be used before, during and after activities, and worn for three to five days without harming the skin. The use of Kinesiology Tape in one of its specific taping applications can help relieve muscle pain, promote the healing process and prevent injuries. It is also used to increase blood flow to muscles and joints, to soothe overworked muscles and to strengthen weak or fatigued muscles.
    Kinesiology Tape and the method of adhesive application help to promote directional stretch and breathability. As the muscle relaxes, the taped portion forms wrinkles, microscopically lifting the skin from the fascia beneath. The result is that pressure and irritation are taken off the neural and sensory receptors, alleviating pain. Pressure is also gradually taken off the lymphatic system, allowing it to channel more freely, without affecting circulation or the user's range of motion.

    When these outcomes of Kinesiology taping are combined with the normal benefits of taping: supporting and controlling the body's muscles and joints for proprioceptive stimulation, functional correction, passive support and mechanical correction, it becomes clear why the use of Kinesiology Tape has become so popular for both professional sports players and recreational athletes.

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  • La 2012/08/08 06:52:37 (edited)
    La
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    I don't think it gives you an advantage. It just gives them support, like in gymnastics they all work their ankles and wrists and hands so hard they almost always need them "strapped" as it's called...probably same for runner's ankles...and I've seen the divers tape their swimsuit onto their back so it doesn't fly off when they dive ;)
  • Bugs Bunny 2012/08/08 06:48:58
    Bugs Bunny
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    Yes. I've noticed it. Here I thought they were making a fashion statement.
  • elptrek P.H.A.E.T.'s wizard 2012/08/08 06:47:32
    elptrek P.H.A.E.T.'s wizard
    +5
    Kinesiology Tape can be used before, during and after activities, and worn for three to five days without harming the skin. The use of Kinesiology Tape in one of its specific taping applications can help relieve muscle pain, promote the healing process and prevent injuries. It is also used to increase blood flow to muscles and joints, to soothe overworked muscles and to strengthen weak or fatigued muscles.
    Kinesiology Tape and the method of adhesive application help to promote directional stretch and breathability. As the muscle relaxes, the taped portion forms wrinkles, microscopically lifting the skin from the fascia beneath. The result is that pressure and irritation are taken off the neural and sensory receptors, alleviating pain. Pressure is also gradually taken off the lymphatic system, allowing it to channel more freely, without affecting circulation or the user's range of motion.

    When these outcomes of Kinesiology taping are combined with the normal benefits of taping: supporting and controlling the body's muscles and joints for proprioceptive stimulation, functional correction, passive support and mechanical correction, it becomes clear why the use of Kinesiology Tape has become so popular for both professional sports players and recreational athletes.
  • Flowers 2012/08/08 04:39:40
    Flowers
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    what does it do?
  • Feria~THEZombieSlayingB!tch... 2012/08/08 04:32:42
    Feria~THEZombieSlayingB!tch of PHAET!~Badass Incarnate~
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    All I can see is that it has to be EXTREMELY uncomfortable.

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