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The Kinesio Taping Association International Applauds the NBA’s Decision to Allow Kinesio® Tape to Be Worn by Players Decision Comes after Use of Therapeutic Tape by Chicago Bulls Star Derrick Rose ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 7, 2013 –‐–‐ Kinesio applauds the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) decision to allow the use of Kinesio® Tape by professional basketball players during games. Whereas traditional taping techniques limit mobility, Kinesio Tape is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process without restricting the body’s natural range of motion. The decision to allow the use of Kinesio Tape in professional basketball games came Wednesday afternoon after news accounts reported that Chicago Bulls star and point guard, Derrick Rose, was banned from wearing the therapeutic tape on the court. Hours later, additional news outlets reported the reversal of the decision, quoting NBA spokesperson Tim Frank as stating, “We have decided to allow Kinesio Tape on an experimental basis so that we can take a fresh look at the possible benefits it might bring to our players.” “We appreciate the NBA’s decision to allow the use of Kinesio,” said Dr. Kenzo Kase, President and Chairman, Kinesio Taping® Association International. “The benefits of taping are well defined with more than 1,000 studies overall from researchers in 23 countries on the Kinesio Taping Method specifically. We look forward to working with the league as they examine the benefits of therapeutic taping for player use.” Kinesio Tape has demonstrated positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. It can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases of an injury as well as being used for preventative measures. Kinesio Tex Tape is used to: – Re-educate the neuromuscular system – Reduce pain – Optimize performance – Prevent injury – Promote improved circulation and healing “I have used Kinesio Tape extensively in my clinical practice for years to address a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Kinesio Tape corrects muscle function, improves circulation of blood and lymph, repositions the joint and relieves pain,” said Gerard Dysico, MD, Attending Physician, Dept. of Trauma & Burns, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL. “While therapeutic taping can support healing for athletes and non-athletes alike, it is a critical tool to help athletes heal their bodies while staying in the game.” ABOUT KINESIO TAPING METHOD The Kinesio Taping Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. Kinesio provides extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex‐free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio Tape is safe for populations ranging from paediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopaedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. CONTACT: Carly McLean Chandler Chicco Agency firstname.lastname@example.org 310.309.1037 Michael Good, General Manager Kinesio USA email@example.com 888.320.8273 Clint Bridges, Education Director Kinesio Australia firstname.lastname@example.org 02 9871...read more
The Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge utilises a team of therapists to look after the athletes throughout this gruelling multi-sport, multi-day adventure race. Based on last year’s excellent results, for the 2013 event only clinicians who have been trained in the use of Kinesio Tape will be eligible to apply for a position on the therapy team. Click here for more information and to...read more
What do the Newcastle Knights therapy team, a Physiotherapy clinic in Kalgoorlie, a teaching hospital in Tamworth and a Massage Therapy Institute in Canberra all have in common? They are just some of the many groups that have sought out the best for their team and hosted their own Kinesio® Taping courses. Whether you want to save money, make money, eliminate travel costs or just make sure that all of your team are on the same page, a Hosted course is an excellent way to attend an accredited Kinesio® Taping course. Click here for more...read more