Kinesiology tape is a therapeutic stretchable cotton tape that we apply to the skin covering shoulder, knees, backs, and abs, to provide support, lessen pain, reduce swelling, and improve performance. When the tape is applied to the body, it recoils slightly, gently lifting the skin. It is believed that this helps to create a microscopic space between your skin and the tissues underneath it. Many studies indicate that kinesiology taping is most effective when used together with conventional treatment methods.
Stroke survivor patients might need to apply wearable devices for their rehabilitation activities during the day and sometimes for hours. Considering the materials the device is made of and how it can be substituted with materials that are not only comfortable but also helps with the recovery just like the Kinesiology tape. It can support weak muscles and joints that need it as it was proven it can enhance movement and endurance. It can also re-educate muscles that have lost function or have gotten used to an unhealthy way of working. Other useful functions for the tape are enhancing performance and managing scars.