Kinesio Taping is consistently used by professional athletes and an effective treatment in sports medicine. Made from durable ultra light microfibers, the specific and precise design of kinesiology tape means it can be applied to almost any part of the body to provide support and relief without discomfort or limitation to one’s movement.
The success of Kinesio Taping is rooted in the revolutionary design that provides unidirectional elasticity. By allowing the tape to strength in length, but not width, users can find security and support without further restricting motion. The elasticity percentage in Kinesio Taping matches the elasticity found in human skin, meaning it behaves like a second skin. KT Tape is built to be flexible and in sync with the body’s tissue, expanding and retracting as the body adjusts. Kinesio Taping also ensures wetness caused by sweat or water is not trapped. The porous weave used in KT Tape allows moisture to escape and the fabric to breathe. KT Taping can remain on the skin for three to five days without experiencing any discomfort such as redness, itching or skin reactions.
For those who are tired of favoring and protecting injuries, Kinesio Taping is built to survive the lifestyle of the active. It stays put when running, swimming or climbing a mountain. KT Tape uses an adhesive with the tape to produce material that is strong, flexible and breathable. Kinesio Taping can handle the daily and athletic wear and it can still be removed without causing severe pain and bleeding to the host. The perfectly balanced design of KT Tape means it is superior to other adhesives when comparing strength, tackiness, flexibility and peel strength. In Kinesio Taping, a specific pattern of latex-free adhesive is applied to the tape in order to gently bond to the skin, as if it is a second layer. No other method provides this kind of superior performance, even in the pool or shower. The adhesive is also thermally stable, so it performs equally well in the summer and winter.
Kinesio Taping is applied to tendons, ligaments and muscles to provide support and relief to different areas of the body.
Here are some specific examples of how Kinesio Taping can impact injuries:
- KT Tape can support the knee cap by lifting and supporting it. In the case of Runner’s Knee, KT Tape can keep the knee cap securely in place.
- Kinesio Taping provides relief for heel pain by supporting the muscles in the arch of the foot.
- KT Tape can relieve the stress of shin splints to minimize pain and allow for quicker healing.
Kinesio Taping has been used to in treatment for knee pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, rotator cuff, tennis elbow, ankle pain and other painful and otherwise restrictive injuries.
Why is the proper application of Kinesio Taping vital?
Different applications of KT Tape will determine which muscles and tendons are being supported and protected. When wearing it, the tape snaps back like a rubberband and stretches with ease with your body’s demand, without losing shape and elasticity. Kinesio Taping is designed to protect tissue from injury and to take the stress off damaged and swollen muscles and tendons. The increased circulation reduces inflammation which helps prevent muscle cramping. When Kinesio Taping is properly applied to the affected area, it allows the tissue to naturally heal and rest without ceasing activity.
Kinesio Taping treatments have been practiced for many years in the healthcare industry. Trainers, orthopedics, physical therapists and chiropractors have mastered beneficial application methods over the last thirty years. However, for the first time, kinesiology tape is made possible to consumers in the incredibly affordable KT Tape brand. This means more healthcare professionals are incorporating this method into standard treatment programs.
The Kinesio Taping® Method uses the body’s ability to naturally heal. This therapeutic taping technique allows for rehabilitative healing and support. The Kinesio Taping method targets different receptors in order to alleviate pain and reduce swelling of damaged tissue by lifting the skin microscopically. Specific patterns of Kinesio Taping can provide relief for the joints and positively impact one’s circulatory, muscular, neural, lymphatic and fascial systems.
Many have been successful is using this natural method to protect, treat, heal and strengthen. Improve your physical state with Kinesio Taping.