How do you know if seeing a CKTI expert for kinesiology tape is a good option for you or your child?
Your muscles are overused or inflamed.
You’re a YouTube kinesiology tape expert, but your muscles don’t feel better.
You want the right muscles to heal.
You’re looking to minimize “down time” and get back to your regular activities.
What health conditions may kinesiology tape help alleviate?
Kinesiology tape (also referred to as Kinesio® Tape, RockTape®, K-Tape®, or KT Tape®–all are brands of kinesiology tape) is different from traditional athletic 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. Kinesiology tape also restricts movement of the injured area, but allows it to be mobile while controlling the range of motion. Kinesiology tape is typically worn 3-5 days and can be worn without risking the loss of circulation.
Kinesiology tape can be applied to most soft tissues. Some of the common injuries that benefit from kinesiology taping include:
- Growing pains
- 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
We take kinesiology tape WAY too seriously and for good reason.
The Kinesio Taping® Method (KTM) goes further than slapping on a piece of tape. The tape itself is easy to apply and can be purchased at many chain superstores, corner drugstores, and online retailers. However, it’s also extremely easy to apply kinesiology tape incorrectly and potentially cause further damage to the very muscles or tendons you are trying to help heal.
Our Certified Kinesio Taping® Instructors have undergone additional continuing education to evaluate, assess, and utilize the best kinesiology tape application method for your body to help your body heal.
Kinesiology tape FAQs and Answers
Kinesiology 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.
Kinesiology tape is commonly referred to by different brand names. There are many brands of kinesiology tape such as K-Tape®, KT Tape®, RockTape®, Theraband®, SpiderTech®, Beast Tape®, and others.
We do not use tape that contains latex.
Yes, it is safe to get kinesiology tape wet. You may shower, swim, or do other water activities with the tape applied.