WHAT IS KT TAPE?
KT TAPE IS AN ELASTIC SPORTS TAPE DESIGNED TO RELIEVE PAIN WHILE
SUPPORTING MUSCLES, TENDONS, AND LIGAMENTS.
+ HOW DOES IT WORK?
When an area of the body is injured through impact or over-use, the lymphatic fluid builds up causing inflammation and swelling. This accumulation of lymphatic fluids may cause increased pressure on muscles and tissue which can cause significant discomfort or pain*.
It is believed that when applied correctly, KT Tape lifts the skin, decompressing the layers of fascia, allowing for greater movement of lymphatic fluid which transports white blood cells throughout the body and removes waste products, cellular debris, and bacteria.
*NOT PROVEN CLINICALLY FOR ALL INJURIES
+ WHY USE IT?
KT Tape helps reduce pressure to the tissue and may reduce discomfort or pain. Correct taping also provides support to muscles by improving the muscle’s ability to contract, even when it is weak, and helps the muscle to not over-extend or over-contract.
+ WHO SHOULD USE IT?
Whether you are training for your first marathon, getting ready for your first game, reaching a personal fitness goal, or just trying to get through the day, nothing slows you down more than pain and injury. KT Tape is light weight, comfortable to wear, and can be used for hundreds of common injuries such as lower back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, sprained ankles, and tennis elbow—just to name a few. KT Tape provides pain relief and support* so you don’t have to slow down.
+ WHAT IS KT TAPE MADE OF?
KT Tape Original and Gentle tape are made of 100% cotton fibers with specialized elastic cores. KT Tape PRO, PRO Extreme and PRO X are made using a highly engineered, ultra-durable synthetic fabric with 30% stronger elastic cores. Both the cotton and synthetic materials create unidirectional elasticity which allows the tape to stretch in length but not in width. As a result, the elastic fibers provide stable support without restricting range of motion like a traditional rigid athletic tape.
KT Tape PRO’s fibers allow for moisture release which is critical for comfort and wearability. As a result, the tape provides greater comfort over a longer period.
KT Tape’s specially formulated adhesive is latex-free, hypo-allergenic, and designed to last through humidity, sweat and showers, and multiple days of wear.
KT Tape is made of 100% cotton reinforced in several covers, designed to offer durability and resistance. These cotton covers are embedded in wefts to provide unidirectional elasticity, which allows the tape to extend in length, but prevents stretching across the width. These fibers indisputably guarantee that KT Tape will provide stable support without restricting movement.
Adhesion as a second skin
Go ahead, swim with the tape, use it on your feet during a beach soccer game or jog 10 kilometers in the open. When it comes to medical adhesive, stronger isn’t always better. The key to the medical adhesive is how it sticks and peels: the adhesive must be anchored no matter how aggressive the environment, but it must peel off without causing pain when you want to remove it. KT Tape’s perfectly balanced adhesive is the result of hundreds of hours of research and development by the technical team.
The matrix is a mesh fabric designed to provide precisely 140% bilinear elasticity along the tape, without elasticity across the width in KT Tape PRO. An elasticity of 140% is essential because it is the same elasticity as human skin. By matching the exact elasticity in the skin, KT Tape moves comfortably with the body tissue, stretching and contracting like a rubber band.