“ There’s nothing magical in the tape, it certainly can’t improve your performance or make you into Superman
— Kevin Anderson, managing director of Kinesio UK insures there’s no kinectic doping about the colourful pain prevention that has become a fashion accessory on Olympic playgrounds. Originally developed more than 30 years ago by Japanese physician, Dr. Kenzo Kase, the adhesive strapping is designed to provide muscle and joint support without restricting movement. It requires a particular taping technique that can be learn on a special training course.
Although there’s no scientific proof of success yet, Steve Harridge, professor of human and applied physiology at King’s College London acknowledges: “The fact that athletes think it’s going to do them some good can help in a psychological way.”
Mind the tape!