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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Genesis Hyper Grip Circle Pads - 80 Count

$16.50

Genesis New Hyper Grip Tape Pad


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 80 large pads.

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PerformLift Adhesive and Tape Remover

$18.99

PerformLift Tape and Adhesive Remover takes the \'ouch\' out of removing your tape. The gentle formula and environmentally-friendly ingredients help maintain skin\'s natural pH balance, reducing drying and irritation. Highly recommended for tape removal on sensitive or fragile skin.


Directions for Use:
Holding can 3-4" from skin, spray taped area until saturated. Rub PerformLift into tape and wait 1-2 minutes, then gently remove tape from skin and wipe with a paper towel. Any residual adhesive can be easily removed with a small additional amount of PerformLift.


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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Kinesio Equine Tape

$15.99

Kinesio Equine is the first kinesiology tape designed for the unique needs of horses. It starts with Kinesio\'s advanced Kinesio Tex Gold FP technology, and is enhanced with:



  • a stronger, specially-formulated adhesive that sticks to hair
  • a safe, naturally-formulated additive to discourage ingestion
  • a solid, non-patterned weave/adhesive to prevent overstimulation

Use Kinesio Equine to:



  • reduce swelling and inflammation
  • relieve joint or muscle pain
  • provide support to injured areas
  • relieve digestive discomfort
  • calm anxiety
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PerformStik Tape Adherent

$18.99

PerformStik is the only tape adherent designed specifically for use with kinesiology tape. Unlike other spray adherents designed for athletic or rigid tape, PerformStik creates an elastic or “moving” tacky surface on the skin to greatly improve tape adherence without affecting the properties and effects of kinesiology tape. Highly recommended for use in athletics, contact sports, activities causing heavy perspiration, pool use and high-humidity locations. NOT recommended for pediatric or geriatric populations.



  • Hypoallergenic formula made from environmentally-safe ingredients

  • Quick drying formula

  • Adjustable spray nozzle for precise application

  • Maximizes tape adhesion under extreme conditions


Directions for Use:
Holding can 3-4" from skin, spray a light layer over the area to be taped. It is usally not necessary to spray the entire area, but just the anchor points where each strip ends. Wait a few seconds until the sprayed area feels tacky, then apply tape.


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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KT Tape Pro - 20 Precut Strips

$16.99 $22.99

Need support that will endure your toughest workout? KT TAPE PRO is just what the trainer ordered. It will keep you pain free and supported exactly where you need it. KT TAPE PRO will stay in place through multiple demanding workouts for up to seven days. KT TAPE PRO will stick with you in the harshest conditions including daily showers, humidity, cold, even in the pool.

  • 100% synthetic microfiber tape with reflective pattern
  • ultra-strong SecondSkin adhesive lasts up to 7 days
  • hard plastic carrying case with twist on lid
  • convenient, precut "I" strips - no scissors needed
  • latex and zinc-free
  • 10 brilliant colors to mix and match

Each roll contains 20 precut 10" strips of synthetic kinesiology tape and includes a Quick Start Guide with step-by-step instructions for common injuries.

CureTape Medical Taping Concept Handbook With DVD

$79.99

The MTC Handbook by sports and pediatric physiotherapist practitioner and lecturer Harry Pijnappel is a comprehensive manual that covers the theory and practical applications of the Muscular Taping Concept style of taping. MTC is derived from the original Asian methods of kinesiology taping, but has its own unique applications due to the methods that have been refined as medical research and practical knowledge in kinesiology taping methods has grown.

MTC focuses on stimulating regeneration and self-healing in muscles, joints, organs, and the neurological/circulatory systems without restricting freedom of movement in any way. This book begins with the overview of the principles of the Medical Taping Concept including how kinesiology taping works specifically to combat pain, itching, and swelling and continues to detail how it provides support to muscles and joints. There is a general section detailing common tape cuts and applications with their uses, but the majority of the book is dedicated to the in-depth illustrations and step-by-step instructions for specific applications from TMJ in the jaw to Hammer Toe in the foot. Also included is a DVD that provides even more instruction for applications to add to what is available in the book.

*This book is written to be easy to understand, but does include medical terminology that may be difficult for introductory users.

Rocktape RockFloss Mobility Band - Red

$44.00

RockFloss is a new, reusable simple, latex elastic band that can help you move better and with less pain. It comes in a roll packaged in a stiff cardboard box that fits easily in your gym bag or backpack. It\'s easy, convenient and reusable, and available in 2″ or 4″ widths. RockFloss uses the science of compression and fascial shearing to help \'unstick\' muscles and joints so they move better and with less pain. 

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GO Tape 16' (5m) Uncut Rolls - Expired Rolls

$9.99 $14.99

GO Tape is designed to be the world\'s best cotton kinesiology tape. It is made from a high thread-count fabric with an advanced elastic core that increases the strength, durability and elasticity of the tape. The patented All-Performance™ acrylic adhesive produces wear-times of 5-7 days, equivalent to other "strong adhesive" k-tapes that cost much more.



    • long-lasting adhesive stays on 5-7 days

    • shower, swim or sweat as much as you want - GO Tape keeps on going

    • high tensile elastic core for superior support without restricting movement

    • available in 8 rich colors

    • one 5 meter (16 foot) roll can be used for 8-10 typical applications

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GO Tape - 20 Precut Strips - Expired Rolls

$9.99 $14.99

Each 16 foot (5m) roll contains 20 tear-off strips. Each strip is 10" long unstretched, which is an ideal length for many kinesiology taping applications. Most common injury applications require only two strips of tape, making Go Tape Precut Strips both economical and convenient.

GO Tape is made from a high thread-count fabric with an advanced elastic core that increases the strength, durability and elasticity of the tape. The patented All-Performance™ acrylic adhesive produces wear-times of 5-7 days, equivalent to other "strong adhesive" k-tapes that cost much more.



    • each 5 meter (16\') roll contains 20 precut 10" strips - ready to tear off and apply

    • long-lasting adhesive stays on 5-7 days

    • shower, swim or sweat as much as you want - GO Tape keeps on going

    • high tensile elastic core for superior support without restricting movement

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Vetkin Medical Taping Concept Kinesiology Taping For Horses

$99.99

The MTC Kinesiology Taping For Horses by Academy of Equine Therapy equine physiotherapist Renate Ettl is an comprehensive manual that covers the theory and practical applications of the Muscular Taping Concept style of taping. This book has clear photographic illustrations and all of the step-by-step instructions you\'ll need for equine kinesiology taping. It starts with a beginner\'s guide to kinesiology taping including skin prep, tape cuts, and application techniques. It progresses into basic applications, injury appraisal, and clinical equine taping applications. Each section includes detailed charts, helpful tips, and warnings regarding common mistakes. MTC Kinesiology Taping For Horses is nearly 200 pages of densely packed information prepared to to teach you from scratch or hone your existing knowledge. 


MTC focuses on stimulating regeneration and self-healing in muscles, joints, organs, and the neurological/circulatory systems without restricting freedom of movement in any way. The Medical Taping Concept works specifically to combat pain, itching, and swelling and provides support to muscles and joints while allowing full range of movement and minimizing irritation. There is a general section detailing common tape cuts and applications with their uses, but the majority of this book is dedicated to the in-depth illustrations and step-by-step instructions for specific therapeutic and preventative applications.

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Genesis K-Motion Precut Strips

$17.50 $22.00

K-Motion with Copper Infuzion™ is the only kinesiology tape with copper infused into the fabric for enhanced comfort and therapeutic benefits. Copper bracelets have been worn for centuries to relieve joint pain. Now with K-Motion kinesiology tape strips, you can have the benefits of copper anywhere you need it! Copper also has strong anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, which reduces skin irritation and helps K-Motion tape remain odor-free, even when worn for several days. Applied correctly, it provides pain relief, increased support and added stability for injured or weakened muscles, delays fatigue and can ease joint soreness. All without sacrificing your comfort or freedom of movement.



  • 20 ready-to-apply precut I-strips in a convenient lay flat package

  • Hybrid cotton/synthetic fabric stands up to any environment without breaking down

  • Proprietary, low-residue adhesive provides maximum adhesion with no mess

  • Provides up to 5 days of continuous support and drug free pain relief

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KT Tape Recovery+ Ice/Heat Therapy System

$49.99

KT Tape\'s KT Recovery+ Ice/Heat Compression Therapy System is like having your own personal, portable trauma kit. Whether you prefer heat therapy, cold therapy or need to alternate, Ice/Heat has you covered. It contains:



    • 1 5" x 9" reusable heat pack

    • 1 5" x 9" reusable ice pack

    • 1 instant ice pack for emergencies

    • 1 adjustable wrap that fits any body part

    • 1 nylon carry bag



The versatile, adjustable wrap is a key component in the system. It keeps the ice/heat where you need it, so you can move freely during ice or heat therapy. The velcro fasteners allow you to apply as little or as much compression as you want, while the insulated pocket maintains optimal temperatures longer, allowing for more effective treatment.

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KT Tape Recovery+ Ice/Heat Massage Ball

$40.99 $44.99

KT Tape\'s KT Recovery+ Ice/Heat Massage Ball is like having your own personal, portable trauma kit. Whether you prefer heat therapy, cold therapy or need to alternate, Ice/Heat has you covered.

The versatile, interchangeable balls are a key component in the system allowing you to choose to massage as is, with ice, or with heat.

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RockTape Talons Workout Gloves

$35.00 $45.00

Talons are the ultimate high-tech workout glove. They will protect your hands from blisters and tears, even during the most brutal workouts, but that\'s just where the benefits begin. Need to make a call during your workout? Talons are touch-screen friendly. Sweat running into your eyes? A microfiber patch on the thumb will take care of that. Need to chalk up? No worries, the synthetic palm is chalk-friendly, even when it\'s caked onto barbells and rigs. Struggling to make your muscle ups? Silicone beading on the palm will make sure you don\'t slip.



  • touch screen friendly

  • seamless palm construction

  • hook grip thumb protection

  • silicone beads on the palm for extra grip

  • microfiber sweat wipe patch

  • venter side walls on fingers

  • para-cord pull strap

  • work great with chalk

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RockWrist - Wrist Wraps by RockTape

$22.50 $24.99

Are your WOD\'s getting the better of your wrists? Need a little extra wrist support for that last muscle up? RockWrists were designed to provide the perfect combination of elasticity and support for optimal comfort and performance. Designed by Jason Khalipa, RockWrists are competition grade wrist supports, made from tough polyester fabric with strings that won\'t break and elastic that won\'t turn brittle, no matter how sweat-soaked they become. The hook and loop fasteners allow you to cinch them to the perfect tension level for your workout.

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Kindmax Precut Foot Tape

$4.49 $6.99

Easy-to-apply kinesiology tape support for foot and arch pain. Illustrated step by step instructions in every package. Great for:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arch pain, fallen arches
  • Tendinitis or arthritis in the foot
  • Swollen, aching or tired feet
  • Recovery after foot surgery

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