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Let's Chat, Kinesiology & The Magic Tape For Recovery

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Welcome back to Chat Sh*t Get Fit Recovery. This week we take a look brief look at kinesiology & applied kinesiology (Banana testing as Bill calls it) and then take a deep dive into the magic tape known as Kinesio tape. There is a whopping 1100+ studies on this tape on PubMed so plenty to look at. The problem is the lack of quality. We've done our best to find the best quality data we can to ensure you aren't being led astray. We want you to think of this statement. "Marketing over medicine". This stuff has been around since the 70s yet only became mainstream after exposure at the 2012 London Olympics. If it was so amazing why did it take so long to appear? Let's find out.


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Studies Mentioned

Disentangling manual muscle testing and Applied Kinesiology

A double-blind, randomized study to assess the validity of applied kinesiology

Test-retest-reliability and validity of the Kinesiology muscle test

Effectiveness of kinesiology tape on sports performance abilities in athletes

Effect of kinesiology taping on pain in individuals with musculoskeletal injuries

Kinesio taping in musculoskeletal pain and disability that lasts for more than 4 weeks

A systematic review of the effectiveness of kinesio taping for musculoskeletal injury

Kinesio taping in treatment and prevention of sports injuries

The immediate effects of kinesiology taping on cutaneous blood flow in healthy humans under resting conditions

Current evidence does not support the use of Kinesio Taping in clinical practice

Does current evidence support the use of kinesiology taping in people with knee osteoarthritis?

The influence of kinesiology tape colour on performance and corticomotor activity in healthy adults

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