What is KT TAPE?

Next Generation Sports Tape

KT Tape is a revolutionary sports medicine solution for treating and preventing common sports injuries such as ITBS, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee pain and more. Ultra-light, elastic, and strong, KT Tape is highly effective at providing pain relief, stability & support, & faster recovery for injured or sore muscles and joints-without sacrificing comfort or freedom of movement.

KT Tape is simple to use and easy to apply. Most common injury applications require only two strips of tape, and each box of tape comes with step-by-step instructions. Injury-specific video instructions (1-2 minutes long) for common applications are also available on the KT Tape U.S website.

It's designed for Professional athletes, Olympians, and active people world-wide who take health & fitness seriously and who refuse to stop training, playing, or living life active and free. The design is minimalist, the results are magic.provides relief and support for muscles and joints and can be used to prevent or treat hundreds of sports injuries.

Next Generation Sports Tape

Technical Features

For years, trends in technical performance gear have generated lighter, faster, and stronger products that free athletes from heavy or bulky gear, providing them with greater range of motion and superior performance. This innovation trend now extends to athletic tape. KT Tape looks simple to the untrained eye, but its tensile strength and durability are the result of considerable engineering and precision in the design and manufacturing of kinesiology tape.

UltraLight MicroFibers

KT Tape is made up of reinforced 100% cotton sheathes designed to provide durability and increased strength. These cotton sheathes are embedded into weft yarn to provide uni-directional elasticity- allowing the tape to stretch in length but preventing the tape from stretching in width. These fibers ensure KT Tape will provide stable support without restricting motion.

Matrix Weave

The Matrix is a mechanical mesh weave designed to provide precisely 140% bilinear elasticity along the length of the tape, and no elasticity in the tape's width. 140% elasticity is critical because it is the same elasticity as human skin. By matching the exact elasticity in skin, and stretching lengthwise, KT Tape flexes and moves comfortably with the body's tissue, releasing and recoiling like a rubber-band.

KT Tape's unique Matrix Mesh also allows for moisture release which is critical for comfort and wear-ability. The more porous the tape's weave, the better it releases moisture caused by sweating or being worn in the water. The design provides more breathability and release of moisture so that it is comfortable to wear for up to five days at a time without itching, irritation or reactions with the skin.

Mesh Weave

Second-skin Adhesion

Go ahead- beat it up, swim with it, wear it on your feet during sand volleyball, or your 100 mile mud run. When it comes to medical adhesive, stronger is not always better. The key to medical adhesive is stick and release: the adhesive must stay on, no matter how punishing the environment, but release when it's peeled off without causing pain and bleeding. The KT Tape product design team spent hundreds of hours in R&D developing the perfectly balanced

How does it work?

KT Tape is applied along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, strong, external support that helps to prevent injury and speed recovery. KT Tape works differently for different injuries. KT Tape can lift and support the knee cap, holding it in place for Runner's Knee. KT Tape can support sagging muscles along the arch of the foot, relieving the connective tissues for Plantar's Fasciitis. And KT Tape can lift the stress off of shin splints to allow pain release and give the body a better opportunity to recover. Depending on how it is applied, KT Tape supports, enables, or restricts soft tissue and its movement. By stretching and recoiling like a rubber band, KT Tape augments tissue function and distributes loads away from inflamed or damaged muscles and tendons, thereby protecting tissues from further injury.

By applying KT Tape over affected tissue, athletes experience an external support which helps to prevent further injury and allows the body's damaged tissue to rest and heal naturally despite continued activity. KT Tape also reduces inflammation and increases circulation which prevents muscle cramping and lactic acid buildup.

Kinesiology tape, treatments, and application techniques have been used by healthcare professionals such as orthopedics, chiropractors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers for over thirty years. KT Tape is the first brand of kinesiology tape ever to be offered to consumers through local sporting goods retailers, and to be widely adopted by healthcare professionals and teams. The development of KT Tape was a highly collaborative effort that included Healthcare Professionals, our Medical Advisory Board, elite and everyday athletes, and our product design engineers. Together they developed the most advanced sports tape ever offered.

Not only is KT Tape the best tape out there, but it's also the least expensive. Thanks to patented manufacturing processes, KT Tape is available for much less than any other brand. We are highly committed to continued innovation so watch for new colors, features, applications, and products in the near future.

Sponsorship

Tim Nall from the Newcastle Hunters basketball

Tim Nall from the Newcastle Hunters basketball

Francis Walsh from NSW Cricket

Francis Walsh from NSW Cricket

Examples of KT Tape Applications

Hematoma Left Hip after MVA

Hematoma Left Hip after MVA

Fibularis longus/Extensor digitorum longus/Tibialis anterior

Fibularis longus/Extensor digitorum longus/Tibialis anterior

Plantar-fasciitis and  Achilles Tendinitis

Plantar-fasciitis and Achilles Tendinitis

ACL/MCL/MM rupture pre-surgery

ACL/MCL/MM rupture pre-surgery

Achilles rupture ? 1 week post-op

Achilles rupture ? 1 week post-op

Semimembranosus tear - Acute

Semimembranosus tear - Acute

Whiplash injury ? MVA

Whiplash injury ? MVA

Hamstrings tear/s ? Edema straps

Hamstrings tear/s ? Edema straps

MCL strain/LCL ankle strain

MCL strain/LCL ankle strain

ACL post-op ? 1 week

ACL post-op ? 1 week

Radius fracture ? inferior from radius head

Radius fracture ? inferior from radius head

Right pectoral strain

Right pectoral strain

Chronic ACL tear

Chronic ACL tear

Left & Right shoulder acute strain

Left & Right shoulder acute strain

SI joint strap Erector spinae/Rhomboids/Inflammation in the full spine

SI joint strap Erector spinae/Rhomboids/ Inflammation in the full spine

Chronic pain right shoulder/Strained left shoulder

Chronic pain right shoulder/Strained left shoulder

Chronic pain right shoulder

Chronic pain right shoulder

Inflammation of the full erector spinae after MVA ? Edema strapping

Inflammation of the full erector spinae after MVA ? Edema strapping

ITB band/TFL spasm. MCL strain

ITB band/TFL spasm. MCL strain

Marshall Artist ankle strain

Marshall Artist ankle strain

Severe Haematoma

Severe Haematoma

Post Neck Surgery

Post Neck Surgery

Severe Kyplot is Scoliosis

Severe Kyplot is Scoliosis

"Osgood Schlatter" male 66 years tape on for 5 days with no pain

"Osgood Schlatter" male 66 years tape on for 5 days with no pain

Grade 3 lateral/colateral chronic ligament tear and calcaneal tendonitis

Grade 3 lateral/colateral chronic ligament tear and calcaneal tendonitis

Grade 3 lateral/colateral chronic ligament tear and calcaneal tendonitis

Grade 3 lateral/colateral chronic ligament tear and calcaneal tendonitis

Grade 3 lateral/colateral chronic ligament tear and calcaneal tendonitis

Grade 3 lateral/colateral chronic ligament tear and calcaneal tendonitis

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