Why Are Olympic Athletes Wearing Kinesiology Tape?
If you've been watching the 2012 Summer Olympics like I have, you also spotted it. I saw it on the lower back of some of the divers. Then, I saw it on the thighs or shoulders of some of the volleyballers. I took more notice and saw it in various colors and configurations. I wondered what it was and why so many were wearing it.
According to Forbes.com, it's a brand of kinesiology tape, known as SpiderTech tape. It is applied to the body wherever you hurt. Well, that just got the attention of everyone in the world with arthritis, right? I mean, if it really works, you'd probably agree to be wrapped like a mummy with SpiderTech tape. I know I would.