Kinesiotape is a popular adjunct to physical therapy that is being seen in professional athletes to decrease pain and improve muscle function. It’s a stretchy tape that, when applied properly, can decrease muscle tension, improve muscle strength, decrease swelling and bruising, and give support to joints that are not functioning properly. This tape has been described as being “as good as taking the therapist home” to promote the improvements that take place during a physical therapy session. The tape can be utilized for most any condition from TMJ(jaw) issues, to neck and back problems, to joint problems in shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles.