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What is Kinesio Tape (KT)?

KT is a non- restrictive elasticated tape that allows for full range of movement when applied correctly. KT is hypoallergenic and made from 100% cotton. It is latex free with medical grade acrylic adhesive that is heat activated. KT can be worn for between 3-5 days and contains no medication.

What are its uses?
  • Reduces swelling and bruising post injury
  • Support's tight, weak or overused muscles
  • Works as a guide to aid joint stabilization
  • Stimulates skin receptors resulting in pain decrease
  • Aids in injury prevention
  • Can treat clients with pathological movement patterns
  • Can help ease symptoms of neurological conditions
How does it work?

When swelling occurs as a result of injury, tissues, ligaments and tendons in the affected area are lifted and compressed. This can cause dysfunctional problems and pain. When KT is applied correctly it can lift the skin away from the affected area promoting circulation and lymphatic drainage, greatly improving healing time whilst also reducing pain and discomfort.

Neuromuscular control & Posture correction

Kinesio tape can help correct posture by aiding proprioception. This is the ability of knowing where and what position your body is in at any given time. For example: A client with rounded shoulders may be given strengthening exercises for their upper back and stretching exercises for their chest to begin correcting the problem. Kinesio tape could then be applied across the top of their shoulder blades to act as a reminder while the brain learns it's new and correct shoulder position. Other postural problems include:
  • Forward tilt of the head
  • Sagittal imbalances
  • Standing with bent knees
  • Pelvic tilt
  • Lordosis
  • Lordosis
Kinesio Tape on upper body
Kinesio Tape on upper body
Kinesio Tape on legs
Kinesio Tape on legs
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