Your Complete Guide to Kinesiology Taping & Sports Chiropractic
It is believed that KT Tape helps in reducing pressure to the tissue, which may reduce discomfort or pain. In addition, it is also believed that correct taping can help provide support to muscles by helping the muscle to not over-extend or over-contract.
KT Tape is trusted by medical providers including physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, and massage therapists.
How Does KT Tape Work?
When an area of the body is injured through impact or over-use, the lymphatic fluid builds up causing inflammation and swelling. This accumulation of lymphatic fluids may cause increased pressure on muscles and tissue which can cause significant discomfort or pain*.
It is believed that when applied correctly, KT Tape lifts the skin, decompressing the layers of fascia, allowing for greater movement of lymphatic fluid which transports white blood cells throughout the body and removes waste products, cellular debris, and bacteria.
Taping Head to Toe
Who Should Tape?
Whether training for a marathon, getting ready for a game, reaching a personal fitness goal, or just trying to get through the day, nothing slows people down more than pain and injury. KT Tape is light weight, comfortable to wear, and can be used for many common injuries. KT Tape provides pain relief and support so you and your patients don’t have to slow down
Carrie P. // Physiotherapist
Quad Strains for Rugby Players
One of most common KT Tape applications for rugby players is quad strains. Precut strips might seem like a small thing, but when you have to tape up several rugby players, it’s a big deal.
Rob M. // Marine & Construction
My Achilles and Plantars Pain
I have three herniated discs in my lumbar region with a fourth bulging for it’s chance. After six years in a Marine Infantry Company and two more in heavy construction it’s a wonder I can walk. Needless to say I have tons of “mystery” pains and sciatica to boot… I saw the tape at Dick’s Sporting Goods! I bought five rolls and rushed home with my son to tape his leg for lacrosse; the diagrams were easy to follow and his shin splints were gone. I put the tape on my Achilles tendon and my Plantars too. Thank you for making this available to me; you effectively saved my sanity. Too much pain has been ruling my world; now I can fight back.
Lynda B. // Bad Knee Injury
Now I Don't Need Pain Killers
Recently I was unfortunate in suffering a bad knee injury which left me on crutches and unable to bear weight. I searched for ways in which to get relief from the pain I was suffering. From anti inflammatory medication, gels to any number of pain killers. That is until I discovered KT Tape. I watched online how to strap and support my knee. Thankfully now I do not need crutches, I don’t need pain killers. The tape held my knee in place while supporting it at the same time. The tape lasted a week before needing to be removed. I was a little nervous about not having the support but it is off 3 days now and so far so good. I want to thank your company for such an excellent product.
Paul N. // Tennis Player
Playing Tennis Pain Free
Great stuff! Can play tennis without the chafing and slipping of neoprene straps. 4 day recovery period cut to one.
Megan C. // Runner with Plantar Fasciitis
I Have MUCH Less Pain
My name is Megan. I use KT Tape for my very severe bilateral planter fasciitis. I heard about KT TAPE simply by walking around Dick's sporting goods one day, I was looking for something that would provide me some kind of relief for the pain that I'm in on a daily basis. Um, and I found KT Tape and decided I would give it a try. I've been using it for the past two weeks. I have wrapped my heel, my arch, as well as my toes for my bunions, and I have much less pain then I have had in the past two and a half years, so much so that I was able to run my first 5K in a very long time, so thank you, KT Tape for all that you do.
Katie K. // Marathoner
My Knee Feels Amazing
I just used it for my knee yesterday during the Portland Marathon with fantastic results!! Stayed in place the whole time, and my knee feels amazing. I never get through a run without knee pain, but had zero yesterday or today. I personally think …it’s an amazing product, thanks.
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What Is KT Tape Made Of?
KT Tape Original and Gentle tape are made of 100% cotton fibers with specialized elastic cores. KT Tape PRO, PRO Extreme and PRO X are made using a highly engineered, ultra-durable synthetic fabric with 30% stronger elastic cores. Both the cotton and synthetic materials create unidirectional elasticity which allows the athletic tape to stretch in length but not in width. As a result, the elastic fibers provide stable support without restricting range of motion like a traditional rigid athletic tape.
KT Tape PRO’s fibers allow for moisture release which is critical for comfort and wearability. As a result, the sports tape provides greater comfort over a longer period.
KT Tape’s specially formulated adhesive is latex-free, hypo-allergenic, and designed to last through humidity, sweat and showers, and multiple days of wear.
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