Taping is a technique that is used for injury prevention, rehabilitation and performance. There are numerous taping techniques, including athletic taping, Kinesio taping, and Lauko taping, and they each serve their own purpose.
Depending on the taping technique, it can be used to reduce swelling, provide support and stability, decrease load, and provide feedback to muscles, joints, and connective tissues. In doing so, taping will help to decrease your pain and swelling, while improving your mobility, function and performance.
The practitioner will always select a taping technique based on your unique presentation and goals. Taping is used in combination with other treatment techniques to provide you with the best possible outcomes.