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Kinesio Tape/K-tape

Discover the Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor® (CKTI) Difference.

How do you know if seeing a CKTI expert for Kinesio Tape (AKA K-Tape) is a good option for you or your child?

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Your muscles are overused or inflamed.

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You’re a YouTube K-Tape expert, but your muscles don’t feel better.

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You want the right muscles to heal.

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You’re looking to minimize “down time” and get back to your regular activities.

 

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What health conditions may Kinesio Tape help alleviate?

Kinesio Tape (K-Tape) is different from traditional athletic tape (or strapping tape) in multiple ways. Athletic tape restricts the movement of an injured area so that it is tight and immobile. It should only be used for short periods of time and removed to restore circulation to the area.

K-Tape also restricts movement of the injured area, but allows it to be mobile while controlling the range of motion. Kinesio Tape is typically worn 3-5 days and can be worn without risking the loss of circulation.

(Kinesio Tape is also referred to as “KT Tape” and “Rock Tape”—both are brands of K-Tape.)

Kinesio Tape can be applied to most soft tissues. Some of the common injuries that benefit from K-Tape include:

  • Growing pains
  • Hematomas
  • Joint swelling
  • Ligament strains
  • Low muscle tone or muscle weakness
  • Muscle sprains
  • Poor posture
  • And more!

Properly applied kinesiology tape can provide benefits including the ability to

  • Support sore muscles
  • Stabilize soft tissue injuries so they may heal
  • Extend the effects from physical therapy
  • Provide relief from swelling
WHY SHOULD I SEE A CERTIFIED KINESIO TAPE INSTRUCTOR (CKTI)?

We take K-Tape WAY too seriously and for good reason.

The Kinesio Taping® Method (KTM) goes further than slapping on a piece of K-Tape. The tape itself is easy to apply and can be purchased at any chain superstore, corner drugstore, or online retailer. However, it’s also extremely easy to apply K-Tape incorrectly and potentially cause further damage to the very muscles or tendons you are trying to help heal.

Our Certified Kinesio Tape Instructors have undergone additional continuing education to evaluate, assess, and utilize the best K-Tape application method for your body to help your body heal.

Kinesio Tape FAQs and Answers

What is Kinesio Tape?

Kinesio Tape is a type of tape that is thin, water-resistant, and flexible.
It is very similar to human skin in both thickness and elasticity.

Is K-Tape the same as KT tape and Rock Tape?

K-Tape is a common term used interchangeably for kinesiology tape.
There are also many brand names that are used to refer to K-Tape including KT Tape, Rock Tape, Theraband, SpiderTech, Beast Tape, and more.

Do you have Rock Tape Certified providers?

Yes, we have Rock Tape Certified providers and Certified Kinesio Tape Instructors (CKTI).

Does K-Tape contain latex?

No, Kinesio Tape does not contain latex.

Is it okay to get K-Tape wet?

Yes, it is safe to get Kinesio Tape wet. You may shower, swim, or do other water activities with K-Tape applied.

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