Kinesiological Tape (KT Tape) is an air-permeable, waterproof, long-lasting elastic band used by doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, trainers and many other medical and health care professionals for many different uses.
The application area of kinesiological tape is very broad. Among other things, it is used:
- To improve muscle and joint function
- To alleviate dorsum pain, knee pain, tendon pain and other disorders
- To activate blood and lymph circulation
KT Tape Pro is designed for users who have raised expectations to kinesiological tape. KT Tape Pro offers better results and is superior in quality because there is 20% more tape available on one roller with a strong adhesive. KT Tape Pro is also characterized by the advanced Step Frequency (SF) technology, i.e. adhesive which is 25% stronger than conventional adhesive, thus providing more support and durability, even in the water.
KT Tape can be used similarly to both the white sports tape and the McConnell taping techniques, putting it partly or fully on the desired area. In addition, the tape also features other additional qualities and benefits. Due to the characteristics of the KT Tape, the opportunities for its use are more diverse and the durability is higher than at conventional sports tapes.
Unlike tapes that need to be cut or tapes of limited use, the pre-cut KT Tape strips save the physician’s time and money and in no way limit the scope of your movements. 25 cm long tape strips are easy to tear from the roller and comfortable for use. According to doctors, pre-cut strips are used in 90% of clinical cases and patients believe that they are more convenient to wear.
The method of kinesiological taping has been used in Asia, America and Europe for almost four decades, although in the United States it became popular only at the end of the 1990s. KT Tape achieved its worldwide reputation at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- Pre-cut strips or classic uncut rolls
- 20% more tape per roll (12-26 applications)
- Recommended wearing time up to 3-5 days
- 100% Cotton or Synthetic (KT Tape PRO)
- Air-permeable (cotton tape)
- Quick and easy application
- SF adhesive tape is extremely durable and comfortable
- Improves the natural elasticity of skin
- Having more uses and more durable than traditional sports tapes
- Available in various tones: black, blue, pink, beige, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions about KT Tape
DO DIFFERENT COLORS DO DIFFERENT THINGS?
No. The colors are just to give you the option to be fashionable. The tape is produced to the same specifications for all colors.
THE VIDEO SHOWED 2 COLORS, DO I NEED 2 ROLLS TO USE IT?
No. We use more than one color in the videos to make it easier to see when there are multiple strips of tape in the application. A single color has 20 strips which is enough for 8-10 applications on average.
HOW LONG CAN I WEAR THE TAPE?
KT TAPE generally lasts up to a week at a time if applied correctly. The length of time it lasts depends on which part of the body it is applied to and environmental conditions such as humidity. We recommend removing the tape after 7 days to let the skin breathe before re-taping.
HOW DO I APPLY KT TAPE?
Applying the tape is easy. Just go to ktsport.es/instructions for a quick video that shows you how to apply for nearly every common injury.
CAN I USE IT IN WATER?
Yes. KT TAPE and KT TAPE Pro are designed to be worn in the water and and while sweating without coming off.
CAN I TAPE MORE THAN ONE APPLICATION AT A TIME?
Yes. Applying more than one application will not cause any problems and many times it can help significantly.
WHAT’S IN THE TAPE?
Nothing. KT Tape has no additives or preservatives and is non-medicated.
IS THE TAPE 1-TIME USE OR CAN I RE-USE IT?
It’s one time use. Each box of KT TAPE has 20 strips of tape, enough for approximately 8-10 applications. Each application should last for up to a week.
WHAT IF I APPLY IT INCORRECTLY?
Unlike medications and other sports injury products, it’s unlikely that you’ll hurt yourself applying KT TAPE incorrectly. Applying incorrectly will limit effectiveness. A benefit of tape is that it’s easy to remove if it doesn’t feel right.
DOES THE TAPE REALLY WORK OR IS IT A FITNESS FAD?
The use of taping to prevent and treat injuries is a practice that can be traced back to Hippocrates in ancient Greece. In the past 40 years, kinesiology tape has grown in popularity with medical and healthcare professionals world-wide in helping patients treat and prevent injury
DO I HAVE TO SHAVE FIRST?
No, not normally. However, if you have excess hair you will need to trim the area to about 1/8″ so the tape can adhere directly to the skin.
HOW TO APPLY KT TAPE FOR PAINTS NOT SHOWN ON THE INSTRUCTION PAGE?
Here are some simple “golden rules” on how to apply KT Tape regardless of the location of the injury: