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What is Kinesiology Tape? What is kinesiology tape besides the bright colors and interesting configurations that are most people’s first impression? K-tape begins with a thin, stretchy fabric made from cotton or a cotton/nylon blend. The fabric is backed with an adhesive made from a hypoallergenic, medical-grade acrylic that is Read more

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What is Kinesiology Tape?

What is Kinesiology Tape

What is Kinesiology Tape?

What is kinesiology tape besides the bright colors and interesting configurations that are most people’s first impression? K-tape begins with a thin, stretchy fabric made from cotton or a cotton/nylon blend. The fabric is backed with an adhesive made from a hypoallergenic, medical-grade acrylic that is flexible, comfortable and non-irritating to most skin types. The tape is latex-free and does not contain any medications or topical ingredients.

How is Kinesiology Tape Applied?

Kinesiology tape is not wrapped tightly around an injured body part like traditional athletic tape. Instead, it is applied either directly over an affected joint or muscle group or around its borders. Unlike rigid tapes that completely immobilize injured areas, k-tape provides support and pain relief while still allowing a natural, safe range of motion. This allows athletes to participate fully in rehab and/or continue training and competing as they recover from overuse or injuries.

What Makes Kinesiology Tape Different?

Following are some of the features of kinesiology tape that make it different from other types of therapeutic tape:

Kinesiology Tape Wave Pattern Adhesive

Adhesive Pattern

The adhesive is applied to the tape in a wave-like pattern that allows the skin to breathe and moisture to easily flow through. A quick pat down with a towel is all it takes for the tape to dry quickly after sweating, swimming or showering. Most applications can be worn 3-5 days, even through intense exercise, showering, bathing or swimming. Therapeutic benefits accumulate 24/7 for the entire time the tape is worn.Buy Kinesiology Tape

Kinesiology Tape is Non-Restrictive

Elasticity

With similar elasticity and thickness to human skin, kinesiology tape stretches and moves with the body and does not restrict movement or create any sensation of constriction. This allows the tape to be worn safely and comfortably for several days at a time. Allowing injured muscles or joints to move freely helps them heal faster than if they were immobilized.Buy Kinesiology Tape

K-Tape Colors and Patterns

Colors & Patterns

Kinesiology tape comes in a huge variety of colors and patterns. At one time it was thought that different colors had different therapeutic benefits, but it is now known that the elasticity, adhesive pattern and method of application are responsible for the benefits and color is purely cosmetic.Buy Kinesiology Tape

 

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