• Have you ever watched the Olympics and seen strips of colorful tape adorning the athlete's arms, legs or backs?

    No, it's not a fashion statement. It's kinesiology tape and is used by both elite athletes and regular people.

    Kinesiology tape was invented by a Japanese chiropractor named Kenzo Kase in 1979.

    But how does kinesiology tape work? Read on to get answers to this and other questions.