Anecdotally, athletes and physical trainers swear by the stretchy adhesive, known as Kinesio tape or elastic therapeutic tape. If applied correctly, they say, the tape can relieve pain from tendonitis or muscle inflammation, giving competitors an
(CNN) — Beach volleyball players, particularly Olympians, are known all around the world for their incredible skill with the ball. They've also been known for wearing those skimpy uniforms. Friday, August 10, 2012.
It's called Kinesio Tape and it's supposed to alleviate pain and support muscle performance. It's actually been around for more than 20 years, but the stuff has suddenly been thrust into the limelight with the 2012 London Olympics, where athletes have
The media sure has: In the past two weeks, Reuters, the Atlantic, ABC News, and Fox (among others) have all reported on the colored tape, which is sold by a company called Kinesio. According to the product's website, the tape is designed to “facilitate
If you've been keeping up with the Olympics, you might have been wondering why some athletes are wearing colored tape. The tape is Kinesio tape and a lot of Olympians competing in volleyball, track, and diving have been sporting it during the games.