The foundation for kinesiological taping was laid in the 1970s by chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase in Japan. He developed the taping method which emanates from the idea that movement and muscle activity are important to maintain or restore good health.
Conventional (stiff) sport tapes restrain mobility. When these are applied there is a significant increase in pressure with adverse effects on blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. Long-term mobility restrictions in muscles or joints cause muscles to shorten. The duration of mobility restriction should therefore be reduced to a minimum. Avoiding it completely is even better.
When using kinesiological tape, the elasticity of the tape can support tissue functionality and so maintains mobility. In this way, the disadvantages of conventional immobility are avoided. Physiological movements can be supported by the tape.