Wellness

 

Kinesiology Tape

SPORT & THERAPY

 

Rehabilitation taping for muscle pain and sports injuries
 

   

Description:

Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology tape that can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions.

Kinesiology tape is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows kinesio tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of your movement.

Kinesiology tape is an that is used for treating athletic injuries and a variety of physical disorders. For the first decade after its introduction practitioners in Japan were the main users of the therapeutic kinesiology tape. By 1988 the tape had been adopted by Japanese Olympic and professional athletes before spreading across the world.

You would have noticed that more an more professional athletes use kinesiology taping improve their sporting performance, prevent injury and allow them to return to sport quicker.

 

Application:

 

 

 

 
 
  • Make sure the skin is clean and dry, free from lotions/oils (suntan lotion, skin conditioner, topical treatments, etc). We’ve even found that some bath soaps have moisturizers in them that leave a residue behind, so if you want to play it safe just clean the skin with rubbing alcohol before applying.

 

  • If applying Kinesiology Tape on a joint, be sure the joint is in a fully bent position. If the tape is applied over a knee or elbow in an extended position the tape will pull off as the joint is moved.

 

  • Never stretch the first or the last of the tape on either end. The tape on the ends should be applied directly to the skin with out stretching, otherwise it will pull up and will not stick.

 

  • Lastly, be sure to set the adhesive by firmly rubbing the tape & make sure all the edges are down. For best results apply the tape 30 minutes before athletic activity.

 

  • Do not use Kinesiology Tape if you have been diagnosed with cancer as it may interfere with treatment and disease management strategies employed by your medical professionals.

 

  • Do not use Kinesiology tape on abdominal applications if pregnant.