Kenzo Kase, a Japanese chiropractor who developed kinesio tape in the 1970s. The principle is to activate and support the tissue healing process and the normalisation of movement patterns. Kinesiotaping is sensory taping and its effect is mostly based on proprioception. The tape transmits sensations to the central nervous system through light movement of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. Kinesio taping reduces swelling, supports and improves joint function and balances muscle coordinated work. Tape often has an immediate effect on movement, which beneficially affects preformance of therapeutic exercises in physiotherapy. When selecting a taping technique according to the desired effect: either muscle, lymphatic, fascial, ligament, posture correction, tendon or functional technique. The tape has the same elasticity as our skin. Since the kinesio tape is permeable to air and water, it is possible to take shower with it. If there are no allergy or other symptoms of the skin, it can be kept on the skin for several days (normally between 3-7 days). The mechanisms of action are: • relaxing, inhibiting or activating muscles → balancing muscle activity • improving blood microcirculation • activating the lymphatic system • affecting muscle function • activating analgesic systems • improving joint mechanics, reducing loads and normalising movement patterns • promoting exercise tissue softening