Kinesio Tape in the Olympics

Walsh-Kinesio-300x200Kinesio Tex Tape was given lots of screen time during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The most notable athlete that year wearing the tape was probably Kerri Walsh. She was photographed hundreds of times with Kinesio Tape on her shoulder to assist with pain and muscle support during her events.

Olympics 2012 in London proved to be no different; Kinesio Tape was all over the place!! It was noted on several athletes in more sports such as diving, pole vaulting, running, and gymnastics. Kinesio Tex Tape is easily identified with its limited but BOLD colors of Pink, Blue, Black, and Beige. Non-Olympic athletes are also utilizing the healing properties of the Kinesio tape to help with their respective aches and pains as well as to support muscles, ligaments, and tendons to avoid injuries.