K-Tape / Kinesiology tape
Product Code: rtYAThBvc/ktape
$8.00 ($8.80 inc GST)
AVAILABLE IN BLACK or PINK
50mm x 5m
Victor K-Tape or Kinesiology Tape, features an innovative wave pattern in the adhesive that manipulates the skin and muscles to promote and improve circulation, lymphatic drainage, correct muscle, joint, fascia function and provide pain relief. Unidirectional elasticity up to 60% beyond resting length.
Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology tape that can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions.
Kinesiology tape is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows kinesio tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of your movement.
Kinesiology tape is an that is used for treating athletic injuries and a variety of physical disorders. For the first decade after its introduction practitioners in Japan were the main users of the therapeutic kinesiology tape. By 1988 the tape had been adopted by Japanese Olympic and professional athletes before spreading across the world.
You would have noticed that more an more professional athletes use kinesiology taping improve their sporting performance, prevent injury and allow them to return to sport quicker.
Precautions for Kinesiology Tape
Do not apply kinesiology tape on any skin surface that is damaged or broken.
Individuals with known sensitive skin should apply a "sensitive skin test piece" for up to 24 hours before a full taping. If skin irritation occurs, remove tape immediately.
How to Apply Kinesiology Tape
There is an art to application of kinesiology tape. You should seek the advice of a physiotherapist trained in the application of kinesiology tape for the most effective techniques and what kinesio tape is best for you.
Your Skin Preparation
Skin should be dry and free of any lotions, liniments etc. Clean with soap and water or rubbing alcohol. Ensure your skin is dry before applying. Remove excessive hair.
Preparing Your Kinesiology Tape
If using a roll of kinesiology tape round every corner when cutting to prevent edges from peeling prematurely.
Avoid touching the adhesive side of the tape after removing the backing.
- Apply anchor end (no tension)
- Apply therapeutic tension (as instructed by your physiotherapist).
- Apply anchor end (no tension).
Anchor points must be in contact with skin. Kinesiology tape does not stick to other tape.
Wearing Kinesiology Tape
Wait a minimum of 1 hour before wet or sweaty activities. To dry tape after exercising, swimming or showering, simply pat your kinesio tape gently with a towel.
Available in 2 colours: Pink and Black.
Size: 50mm x 5m