Kinesiology tape is specifically designed to help improve the stability of the joint while allowing the joint to move through full range of motion. It can also rapidly help heal bruising and circulate swelling. Kensio tape was first developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase and garnished popularity when it’s origami like appearance was seen in the Olympics on athletes. Since that time other companies have evolved their own versions, such as Rock Tape. There are very subtle differences in each brand with pluses in each but as mentioned, Kinesio tape allows the muscle/joint to function while being supported.