Podcast #57 - Kinesiotape® and Athletic Performance - Ariana Rabinovitch Yoga and Movement Education Google+



Podcast #57 – Kinesiotape® and Athletic Performance

how does ktape affect balance and athletic performance?Cat Cowey and I discuss a study from the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy done in 2016. The authors hypothesized that there would be improvements in athletic performance but it didn’t work out that way. There are many claims about the benefits of ktape. Bottom line. If it works for you, use it, but don’t become dependent on it.

Catherine Cowey is a personal trainer and contributor to the Yoga and Movement Research Project (YAMResearch.com)


  • About Kinesiotape®
  • Theraband has their own version of ktape
  • Most of the research is done on healthy people. But clearly need to start doing it on people who are in pain. Because clinically, it’s helping people get out of pain.
  • Paul Westwood on ktape – why it’s important to wean people from it. 
  • Some claims about ktape uses and benefits:
    • Corrects dysfunctional or suboptimal movement patterns
    • Improve propioception
    • Supports weak muscles, can help them contract and therefore strengthen them
    • Can inhibit muscles
    • Alleviates discomfort and pain
    • Improve circulation
    • Increase joint ROM
    • Facilitates lymphatic drainage
    • Decreases inflammation

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