Saturday, August 16, 2008

What's that stuff on Kerri Walsh's shoulder?

by Unknown at 1:17 AM

No, that's not a flesh-eating virus on Kerri Walsh's shoulder. That's Kinesio Tape. Kerri appears to be wearing the Kinesio Tex Platinum Black to help her rehab a recent shoulder surgery. If you've been watching the AVP for a couple seasons, you'll have noticed it started getting popular, mostly among the female players.

So what does it do? It's used to increase blood flow, for pain relief and to correct body mechanics. Athletes use it, but it also has many applications for injury rehab and correcting physical disabilities.