Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

Athletes Wear That Crazy Tape For An Awesome Reason… This Is So Clever.

Walsh considers the tape an essential when she's training and competing.

In a video, she explained, "No matter what happens, I can apply that support to myself. I love that I can do it myself, I love that I can ask my trainer to do it."

In the same video, she talked about how the tape is used to activate certain muscles or deactivate them 'so other muscles can take over.'

Walsh considers the tape an essential when she's training and competing.

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Why is it so popular?

One reason why the therapeutic Kinesio tape is so popular is because it is a non-drug treatment. Another reason is that the athletes who use it see it not only as a physical support but a mental one as well. They can see and feel it, a boost that can really make the difference during those critical moments.

Why is it so popular?

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Does Kinesio Tape really work?

Some athletes and physical therapists fully support the use of Kinesio Tape, saying that it adds support and confidence. They'll say that it has worked wonders for them and their clients.

Others, like Dr. Nicholas Fletcher, an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery believes that it has a placebo effect. The athletes push themselves a little harder because they believe they are capable, whether or not the tape actually does provide the promised support. Dr. Fletcher also believes in a peer pressure effect in which folks will look up to their favorite athletes and want to use it too.

So, our answer to 'Does Kinseio Tape really work?' is 'It depends on who you talk to.'

Does Kinesio Tape really work?

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Source: WSJ

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