About KT Tape

KT Tape at a GlanceKT Tape Kinesiology Tape for Athletes

Formats

Precut Strips Single Rolls - 2" x 16.5' (20 strips) & 2" x 20' (24 strips) Jumbo (Bulk) Rolls* - 2" x 125' *(144 precut strips) Classic Uncut Rolls KT Tape Pro Classic Uncut Single Rolls* - 2" x 20' KT Tape Pro Classic Jumbo (Bulk) Rolls* --2" x 125'* *KT Tape Pro's 20' single rolls and  125' jumbo rolls are 20% longer than industry standard

Colors & Patterns

Beige, Black, Green, Pink, Red, Royal Blue

Materials

100% Cotton woven to create 140% longitudinal stretch (identical to that of human skin) Hypoallergenic acrylic adhesive in a patented wave pattern to channel water and sweat more effectively

Wearability

Patented "Second Skin" adhesive stays on during intense, swimming, showering or bathing Most applications can be worn up to 5 days

The KT Tape Story

KT Tape could be called the "user friendly" product line in the kinesiology taping field. Developed especially for consumer use, it is the only kinesiology tape available in rolls of tear-off, precut strips. Each 16' roll consists of 20 individual strips (each 10" long) that can be applied in two different configurations. The most common configuration is the "I" strip, which only requires removing the backing and applying the tape. The I strip is usually placed directly over an injured muscle or joint. Each strip is also perforated longitudinally, from one end almost to the other end. When the tape is separated at this perforation, it can be applied as a "Y" strip, which is typically placed around the boundaries of an injured muscle or joint. These two configurations are used for 80% of all kinesiology taping applications, making KT Tape precut strips both convenient and easy to use. In addition to it's user-friendly design features, KT Tape goes above and beyond to provide consumer-level education in the form of 50+  printable instruction pages and instructional videos for a wide variety of injuries and health conditions. KT Tape is officially endorsed by Olympic gold-medalist beach volleyball player, Kerri Walsh. "Kinesiology tape allows me to compete at my peak, even when I'm injured. I switched to KT Tape because it is hands-down the highest quality, most durable and comfortable kinesiology tape that I've ever found. I wouldn't play without it!"

How Does KT Tape Work?

KT Tape is applied directly over and around muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints to provide a lightweight, yet trong, support that helps prevent injury and speed recovery. Depending on how it is applied, KT Tape can support, enable, or restrict soft tissue and its movement. As it stretches and recoils like a rubber band, KT Tape augments tissue function and distributes loads away from inflamed or damaged muscles, tendons, ligaments or joints, protecting them from further injury. By applying KT Tape over affected areas, athletes gain an external support that helps to prevent further injury and allows the body’s damaged tissue to rest and heal naturally, even with continued activity. KT Tape also reduces inflammation and increases circulation which prevents muscle cramping and lactic acid buildup. Depending on the method of application, KT Tape can have different effects on different injuries. When applied structurally (with stretch in the tape), it can correct improper movement patterns and provide structural support. For example, when applied around the patella, it can lift and support the knee cap, helping to alleviate Runner’s Knee. KT Tape can also support weak muscles along the arch of the foot, relieving the pain of Plantar Fasciitis. Applied along the anterior calf muscles it can even reduce the pain from shin splints, a very difficult condition to treat.

KT Tape FAQ's

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE COLORS?

There is NO difference between the colors- they are purely cosmetic. We use more than one color in the instructions to show the placement of multiple strips of tape more clearly.

HOW LONG WILL KT TAPE STAY ON?

When properly applied, KT Tape will stay on for several days. Average wear time varies somewhat, depending on where the tape is applied and the amount of contact it is subjected to. Applications on areas such as the foot or hand which perspire a lot generally stay on for 2-3 days. Similar wear times can be expected in areas that experience significant rubbing from equipment or bodily contact. On more protected areas like the shoulder or back, the tape will last much longer. The maximum recommended wear time for KT Tape is 5 days.

WILL A 10" STRIP WORK FOR EVERY APPLICATION?

10″ strips are used in approximately 90% of all clinical applications. Even health care professionals seldom use longer lengths. When a shorter strip is necessary, a 10" strip can be easily cut in half.

CAN I APPLY KT TAPE BY MYSELF?

You sure can--as long as you can reach the area that needs to be taped. The basic principles of taping are very simple, and it generally only takes a couple of tries to get comfortable taping yourself. Any of the lower extremity applications (knees, shins, Achilles tendonitis, plantar, ITBS) can be easily applied with no assistance. Unless you're a contortionist, however, you'll probably need someone to help apply tape to your neck, back or shoulder.

CAN I HURT MYSELF IF I APPLY THE TAPE INCORRECTLY?

KT Tape is one of the safest forms of self-applied treatment, even for those with no kinesiology taping experience. Poorly applied tape may not lead to the hoped-for benefits, but it would be pretty difficult to injure yourself with it. And, since every roll comes with a comprehensive instruction sheet, the odds of not applying it properly are pretty slim!

SHOULD I APPLY KT TAPE BEFORE MY RACE OR EXERCISE?

Before exercise, during exercise, after exercise ... it's all good. Each application can be worn up to 5 days, so why not maximize your benefits?

DO I NEED TO SHAVE BEFORE APPLYING THE TAPE?

In most cases it's not necessary to shave the skin before applying KT Tape. In fact, some short hair can actually improve both the adhesion and the effectiveness of the product. If large amounts of hair are present, it is generally better to trim it to about 1/8″ rather than shaving it (to avoid irritating freshly shaved skin).

CAN I WEAR KT TAPE UNDER COMPRESSION SOCKS?

Sure can.

CAN I WEAR KT TAPE UNDER A BRACE?

Sure can.

HOW DO I REMOVE THE TAPE?

Press down on the skin near the end of the tape and pull the tape back in the same direction as the hair. If the tape is really stuck on, apply some baby oil or olive oil a few minutes before removing it. The oil will help dissolve the adhesive for easy removal.

HOW DO I APPLY KT TAPE FOR INJURIES NOT LISTED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS?

The following simple “rules of thumb” can help you figure out how to create a KT Tape application for virtually any injury on any part of the body. Body Position: the tissue or body should almost always be stretched before applying the tape. Tape Placement: KT Tape is always applied directly over the area of pain. Amount of Stretch: Apply the tape without any additional stretch when you want to lift the skin from the tissue (muscle pain relief, prevent cramping, and prevent muscle fatigue applications). The more you stretch the tape the more it will support. If you need extra stability or support for a muscle, joint or tendon, increase the amount you stretch the tape.

DOES KT TAPE HELP WITH STRESS FRACTURES?

KT Tape is not a good solution for stress fractures. Seek medical attention if the tape does not provide immediate relief as it may be an indication of something serious like a fracture.

About KT Tape

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Caring for the Painful Thumb

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Caring for the Painful Thumb - More Than a Splint, was written by Jan Albrecht, an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist. Written in terminololgy patients can understand with over 200 color illustrations, the book can be used as a teaching tool for both patients and therapists. A unique feature of Caring for the Painful Thumb is that it is two books in one: half the book is for the right hand and half for the left to help patients easily visualize mobilization and stabilization techniques. Includes step-by-step instructions for applying kinesiology tape to the thumb and CMC joint. 52 sturdy pages, spiral bound. This durable book can be used at the treatment table, or independently by the patient at the completion of therapy. Pages can be copied for handouts.

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Genesis Pure Pad Bowling Ball Wipe Pad

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Make a pure shot every time with this premium ball wipe pad. Made of durable all natural genuine buffalo leather, the heavy knap of the Pure Pad™ will effortlessly absorb dirt and oil better than any microfiber towel or shammy ever could. It\'s been specifically sized to fit in the palm of your hand, so right away you\'ll notice the texture and feel the difference in weight. Every time you use it, you\'ll be reminded that this isn\'t just another ordinary bowling towel.

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Genesis Power Band Magnetic Wrist Band

$18.99 $22.95

The Genesis® Neoprene Power Band™ is an ultra-lightweight, durable magnetic aid providing complete unrestricted, flexible support. It helps to relieve tendonitis pain and prevent carpal tunnel syndrome while keeping your wrist therapeutically warm. The easy to use strap features a velcro tension adjustment to fit most bowlers.

  • Embroidered Genesis® logos
  • Easy velcro tension adjustment for total comfort
  • Lightweight, stretchy neoprene material
  • Increases circulation & rejuvenates cells
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Nasara QuickStrips 10" Precut Y Strips - Black
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Nasara QuickStrips - Precut Y Strips

$11.99 $13.99

Y-strips are used to provide both support and pain relief for injured muscles and joints. The base of the Y is applied at either the top or bottom of the injured muscle or joint, then the two arms are applied around the borders. Select a size large enough to surround at least 80% of the injured area. 


Use the dropdown selectors below to customize your selection to fit your needs:



    1. Select strip length - 6", 8", 10" or 12"


    1. Select quantity - 15-pack or box of 50


    1. Select color - beige, black or light blue



*Not all option combinations are currently available. If you do not see your desired option in any dropdown list, try changing one or more of the previous options.

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Nasara Kinesiology Tape Precut I Strips - Box of 50 - Light Blu
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Nasara QuickStrips - Precut I Strips

$22.50 $0.00

I strips are the most commonly used taping configuration. They can be applied directly over the belly of an injured or overused muscle to assist in recovery or wrapped in a curved pattern around an injured joint. They can be used to provide decompression for pain relief or compression to promote recovery. Available in a variety of lengths for different body parts and situations.

Use the dropdown selectors below to customize your selection to fit your needs:



    1. Select strip length - 6", 8", 10" or 12"

    1. Select quantity - 15-pack or box of 50

    1. Select color - beige, black or light blue



*Not all option combinations are currently available. If you do not see your desired option in any dropdown list, try changing one or more of the previous options.

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Kinesiology Taping Fundamentals DVD

$30.00 $45.00

90 Minutes of Practical Kinesiology Taping Training!

The Kinesiology Taping Fundamentals DVD is a must for anyone involved with kinesiology taping. British physiotherapist, Paul Coker, explains the theory of kinesiology taping in clear, understandable terms, then demonstrates taping techniques for over 50 conditions.

The DVD is separated into 8 chapters. Each chapter has its own menu with selectable sub-titles for each individual taping technique. This makes it easy to quickly find and view instructions for any condition without having to search through the entire DVD.

Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. Tape & Technique
  3. Clinical Rules of Thumb
  4. Taping Common Clinical Conditions
  5. Fan Taping to Reduce Swelling
  6. Lift Taping to Reduce Pain
  7. Muscle Taping to Improve Function
  8. Support Taping to Stabilize and Support

PerformPrep Skin Cleaner

$18.99

PerformPrep Skin Cleaner is used to prepare the skin for the application of kinesiology tape, athletic tape or medical tape. It gently cleans the skin, removing oils, lotions, sweat and residue that could prevent tape from sticking properly. PerformPrep\'s gentle, environmentally friendly formula includes moisturizing ingredients to maintain skin\'s natural pH balance and minimize the chance of irritation.



  • Safe for all ages and skin types

  • hypoallergenic formula uses environmentally-safe ingredients

  • Does not dry skin like alcohol swabs

  • Improves tape adhesion

  • Light, pleasant scent


Directions for Use::
Hold can 3-4 inches from skin and spray entire area to be cleaned. Gently wipe the area with a clean paper or cloth towel. Apply tape when skin is dry.


Warning:
Use only as directed. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, open wounds, abrasions and mucous membranes. If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label. Keep out of reach of children. If rash or irritation develops, discontinue use and consult a physician.


For optimum taping results, use the entire PerformTex Taping System:
PerformPrep Skin Cleaner
PerformStik Tape Adherent
PerformLift Adhesive Remover

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Nasara QuickStrips - Precut Edema Strips

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Edema Strips are a safe, comfortable way to reduce swelling and bruising. Simply apply this light, elastic tape over any swollen area and it immediately goes to work increasing lymphatic drainage. Also called fan strips because they are applied in a fan pattern over the area of swelling or bruising, many people simply call them magic strips because they work so well and so quickly. Select a size to completely cover the affected area

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    1. Select strip length - 8" or 10"

    1. Select quantity - 15-pack or box of 50

    1. Select color - beige or black



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Nasara QuickStrips 8" Precut X Strips - Blue - Box of 50
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Nasara QuickStrips - Precut X Strips

$22.99 $0.00

X-strips are the quick-relief strips of the kinesiology taping world. Each strip has a lengthwise cut from each end toward a solid center. For fast pain relief, simply apply the center part of the tape directly over any painful spot, then spread the arms and apply over the surrounding area in an X-pattern.


Customize your selection to fit your needs:



  1. Select strip length - 6" or 8"

  2. Select quantity - 15-pack or box of 50

  3. Select color - beige, black or light blue


*Not all option combinations are available. If you do not see your desired option in any dropdown list, try changing one or more of the previous options.

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Genesis Hyper Grip Large Rectangle Pads - 20 Count

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Genesis New Hyper Grip Tape Circles. It\'s not Hype! Are you ready to get a Grip on your game? Available now! First we caused a K-Motion, and now we\'re creating the Hype! Where others are quick to follow, we continue to lead with true innovation! This pack contains 20 large pads.

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Kinesio Taping for Lymphoedema and Chronic Swelling Manual

$65.99

Although focused on Kinesio Taping for lymphedema and severe swelling, this manual also covers basic taping techniques for common injuries. The most recently-published manual, it is beautifully illustrated, with simple, step-by-step, full color instructions.


This manual is recommended for individuals with a good understanding of anatomy and medical terminology or experienced professionals who have been trained in the Kinesio® Taping Method.


8.5" x 11" softcover, spiral bound
172 pages with color photos


Chapter List
1. Understanding Lymphoedema and Chronic Swelling
2. Fundamentals of Kinesio Tex Taping
3. Kinesio Taping for Acute Localized Swelling
4. Kinesio Taping of the Deep Lymphatic Pathways for Chronic Swelling
5. Kinesiio Taping of the Collector Lymphatics for Acute or Chronic Swelling
6. Kinesio Taping of the Superficial Lymphatic Pathways for Chronic Swelling
7. Kinesio Taping for Pitting Oedema, Indurated Tissue, Scar Tissue and Chronic Venous Conditions



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Kinesio Taping in Pediatrics Manual

$69.99

Developed for pediatric medical practitioners and therapists, this comprehensive manual covers conditions that affect children from infancy to adolescence. Its user-friendly format includes numerous color photos to accurately demonstrate each of the taping techniques.


This manual is recommended for individuals with a good understand of anatomy and medical terminology or professionals who have been trained in the Kinesio® TexTaping Method.


8.5" x 11" Softcover, Spiral Bound
218 pages with color photos

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Clinical Therapeutic Applications of the Kinesio Taping Method, 3rd Ed

$65.99

Clinical Therapeutic Applications of the Kinesio Taping Method is a detailed, technical manual, written for medical practitioners and individuals with an extensive understanding of anatomy and medical terminology. The 3rd edition, published in 2013, is a significant upgrade with 30 additional pages of KinesioTaping instructions and full color photographs replacing the old black and white images .


This is an official Kinesio Taping Method manual, based on over 30 years of clinical research, application and useage, including nearly 500 studies from more than 25 countries showing positive clinical outcomes.


The most comprehensive and up to date of all the KinesioTaping manuals, Clinical Therapeutic Applications opens by explaining the rationale and methodology for 7 different corrective taping techniques. This is followed by detailed KinesioTaping instructions with step-by-step color photographs for a wide variety of injuries and medical conditions. The table of contents is organized by body part, making it easy to quickly find taping directions for specific injuries or health conditions.


3rd Edition
8.5" x 11" softcover, spiral bound
274 Pages

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RockBalls Infinity Dual-Action Fused Massage Balls

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Got painful hotspots or trigger points? RockBalls are a great way to perform self myofascial release with pinpoint accuracy. The mesh carrying bag includes a 3.5" spikey ball, a 2.5" smooth ball and an instruction book showing release locations for trigger points plus mobility exercises. The 2 different surfaces give you two different tools to break through tough tissues. Also included with every RockBalls kit is a Movement Manifesto booklet, featuring a multitude of corrective exercises and tissue release techniques.



    • Easy to use - just roll or press on trigger points, hot spots, tight or spasmed muscles to release spasms, tightness, scar tissue

    • Contains 2 PVC rubber myofascial release balls - one 3.5" textured (spiky) ball and one 2.5" smooth ball

    • Includes RockTape Movement Manifesto booklet with corrective exercises and tissue release techniques

    • Convenient and portable - keep one set at home and one in your gym bag