How to Apply Kinesiology Tape Precut Strips

Kinesiology Tape Precut Strips

Unlike traditional athletic tape that is wrapped tightly around an injured area, kinesiology tape is applied in shorter strips that are placed either directly over injured joints and muscles or around their borders. Depending on the type of injury, these strips can be applied in a variety of shapes, sizes and configurations, allowing each application to be customized to the exact needs for each situation. I-Strips, X-Strips, Y-Strips and Edema or Fan Strips are the building blocks of kinesiology taping. With these 4 shapes, you can create an application for almost any injury or medical condition.

The Downside ... and the Solution!

The downside is that the more complicated your kinesiology taping applications are, the more time-consuming it becomes to cut the tape into these different configurations. Fortunately, the kinesiology taping industry recognized this challenge and you can now purchase kinesiology tape precut strips in all 4 strip types. The greatest selection comes from Nasara Kinesiology tape, which offers Nasara QuickStrips, a line of X, Y, I and Edema strips in assorted lengths and colors.

Kinesiology Tape I-Strips

Kinesiology Tape Precut I Strips Back Application

The most basic building block of kinesiology taping, I-Strips are single, solid strips of tape. The length and width can vary, depending on the size of the area being taped. I strips are applied directly over an injured or painful area or along the belly of a muscle. I-Strips can be used for: Structural Support for Injured Muscles, Tendons, Ligaments and Joints A structural support application protects healing tissues and helps prevent harmful ranges of motion. It can also be used to improve posture and/or movement dynamics. To apply an I-Strip, tear the backing paper 2-3" from one end of the tape to create an anchor end. Apply this end first, then contract the muscles in the affected area. Peel the backing from the rest of the strip except for the end you are holding. Apply about a 50% stretch to the tape and smooth it onto the skin. To prevent skin irritation, apply the final 2-3" with zero stretch. Spot Pain Relief For a hot spot or area of localized pain, this decompressive technique can bring rapid relief. Cut a short strip of tape, slightly longer than the area being treated. Fold the strip in half and tear the backing paper across the middle of the tape. Peel the backing paper back towards both ends. Holding each end of the tape, stretch the center portion approximately 75% and lay the tape directly over the painful area. Remove the paper from each end of the strip and lay the ends down with zero stretch. If necessary, you can apply another strip perpendicularly to the first strip.

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Kinesiology Tape Y-Strips

Kinesiology Tape Y Strips - Shoulder

A Y-Strip is an I strip with a longitudnal cut extending from one end and a solid anchor end or base. The separated ends are called tails, and are generally positioned around the borders of a muscle or joint. Dr. Kenzo Kaze, creator of Kinesio Tape, likens it to "taping your hands around the muscle." Y-Strips can be used for:

  • relieving pain and inflammation
  • activating weak or injured muscles to contract more effectively
  • inhibiting an injured or overused muscle to facilitate rest and recovery
  • providing structural support around a weak or  injured area

Y-Strip Application Technique Put the area being taped into a position of maximal stretch. Remove the backing from the base of the Y and apply it just above or below the belly of the muscle. Remove the backing paper from one tail, then apply the tape in a curved shape around the border of the muscle. Repeat with the other tail along the other border of the muscle. For pain relief the tape should be applied with no stretch, while mechanical correction techniques require a 50-70% stretch.

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Kinesiology Tape X Strips

Kinesiology Tape Precut X Strips

An X strip is a solid strip of tape with longitudnal cuts extending from both ends toward a solid center area that is generally 2-3" long. This creates tails on both ends of the tape, that when spread and applied, resemble the letter X. The X configuration is used for: Point Pain Applications Tear the backing paper where each tail joins the center, then remove the backing from the center area. holding the ends of the tape, stretch the center 70-80% and apply it directly over the focal point of the painful area. Position the injured area in a position of maximal stretch. One at a time, remove the backing paper from each tail and apply it with zero stretch around the adjoining muscle borders. More Complex Structural Support Because they have tails at both ends, X strips can be applied to muscles that cross 2 joints or for muscles with more than one muscle belly, i.e., rhomboid major and rhomboid minor.

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Kinesiology Tape Edema or Fan Strips

Kinesiology Tape Precut Edema Strips

Edema strips provide dramatic proof of the power of kinesiology taping, as they have the ability to effectively relieve both swelling and bruising. Designed with a solid anchor end connected to 4 or 5 narrow tails, edema strips are sometimes called fan strips because they are applied in a fan-like pattern over an injured area. The lifting action of the tape allows lymphatic fluid to drain away from a traumatized area, relieving swelling and bruising in a fraction of the typical time. How to Apply Edema Strips With the injured area elevated and in a stretched position, apply the base of one edema strip to one side and slightly above or below the swelling. One at a time, remove the backing from the tails and apply them with a slight stretch in a fan shape over the injured area. Repeat the process with a second edema strip, applying the anchor on the opposite side and criss-crossing the tails over the first application.

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How to Apply Kinesiology Tape Precut Strips

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Kinesio Precuts

$4.99 $5.99

Precut Kinesio Tape applications are made from strips of Kinesio Tex Tape, pre-cut into shapes and sizes for specific body parts. Each convenient 3" x 7" foil packet contains enough tape for 1 or 2 single-use applications, plus application instructions. Each strip has been precut with smooth edges and rounded ends. The backing is perforated for easier application, and also has cutting guides for making size adjustments.

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 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 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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RockBalls Infinity Dual-Action Fused Massage Balls

$24.20

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

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RockBalls - Myofascial Release Balls

$24.20

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

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Nasara QuickStrips - Precut Edema Strips

$12.99 $14.99

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

Customize your selection to fit your needs:



    1. Select strip length - 8" or 10"

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

    1. Select color - beige or black



*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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RockGuards Shin Protectors - V3

$27.00 $60.00

RockGuards are durable shin protectors made with cushioned 5mm neoprene on the front and a lightweight mesh on the back. A 2" zipper at the bottom makes them easy on and off. Use them anywhere your shins may take a beating - CrossFit, mountain biking obstacle course racing, trail running, rope climbs, deadlifts, cleans, snatches and box jumps, just to name a few.



    • perforated neoprene on front allows breathability and release of water during OCR

    • 4-way-stretch lycra on back for less bulk and full flexion

    • 2" zipper for easy on and off

    • footstrap to keep them in place no matter what you do

    • RockGuards come as a pair

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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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Nasara QuickStrips - Precut X Strips

$8.99 $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"

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

    1. Select color - beige, black or light blue



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KT Flex Reinforced Knee Support Strips

$14.99 $15.99

KT FLEX is a revolutionary 2-strip system that provides effective support for weak or injured knees without the bulk or restriction of a stabilizing sleeve. It features KT Tape\'s patented FREEFLEX™ technology in the form of a flexible stabilizing bar embedded in the tape for added support and stability.



  • Supports like a sleeve without the restriction

  • Supports while allowing full range of motion

  • Water resistant, lightweight and comfortable 

  • Ideal for use in many athletic activities

  • Can be worn 1-3 days

  • 8 strips/package = 4 applications

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Kinesio Taping Perfect Manual

$39.99

If you are a home user wanting to learn how to apply Kinesio Tape, this manual is for you. It was developed for the general population and requires very little knowledge of anatomy or medical terminology. It provides easy-to-follow instructions for taping a variety of common conditions, including low back pain, flat feet, neck pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and charley horse.


Includes step-by-step photographs depicting the various stages of taping for each condition.


6"x8" softcover
132 pages



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Illustrated Kinesio Taping Manual

$39.99

This manual covers the essentials of taping for a wide variety of injuries and health conditions. Its step-by-step approach to the Kinesio® Taping Method includes clear, hand-drawn illustrations indicating exactly how and where to apply Kinesio® Tex Tape. Anatomical drawings of the underlying structures help readers understand the intent of each taping. A 7-page introduction explains Kinesio Tape theory and basic techniques.


Illustrated KinesioTaping is directed toward individuals with a basic understanding of anatomy and medical terminology.


4th Edition
8.5" x 11" softcover
Spiral bound, 107 pages



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