Sunday, November 4, 2012
So the past summer Olympics, I noticed this tape on many of the athletes. Especially the swimmers. I would see it in all different places and it was different colors. I googled, to try and figure out what it was. Now I know........meet kinesio tape.
Kinesio tape is tape that will inhibit muscles, activates muscles or relieve muscular pain. Crazy to think this can be done with tape! It's works by supplying support to muscles or tendons, based on where its applied.
It lasts for 3 or 4 days, can be worn in the shower and is super elastic. It's thin, set to mimic the epididymis.
For Riley, the goal is to keep her knees and quads inward when she's in the crawling motion. Right now, after 5 or 6 strides, she splats and her legs go out.
It didn't last as long as it can. However, the therapist told my that it doesn't last as long on infants as it does on adults. It seemed to help. She seemed more successful in her crawling with it on. So here very soon, we should get our own tape to tape her at home. Progress keeps coming!