Kinesiology Therapeutic (KT) Tape

Kinesiology: Study of Human Movement

You don’t need to be an Olympic Gold medalist to improve your movement with a revolutionary sports medicine solution for treating and preventing common sports injuries – shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, and more.

Kinesiology tape was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal:

Bright-colored strips of tape in odd patterns are increasingly being seen on professional and recreational athletes. Kinesiology tape can help take pressure off overused muscles, reduce swelling and alleviate pain from injuries.

Unlike standard athletic taping, which often involves wrapping a joint for support and compression, kinesiology tape is placed in a variety of patterns depending on the injury, says Graceann Forrester, a Cortland, N.Y., physical therapist who instructs clinicians on how to use the tape. It is pulled to differing degrees of tension to create the desired effect and is typically worn for two to five days, unlike standard tape, which is used mainly during an activity.

Kinesiology tape can be used to pull back a shoulder that is hunching forward, Ms. Forrester says. Or to reduce swelling in a joint, tape can be used to pull up the skin and create an area of low pressure where fluid can move and drain, she says. Some clinicians believe the tape provides stimulation to skin cells that affects pain pathways—similar to rubbing a spot that hurts.

Second-Skin Adhesion

Let Kinesiology Therapeutic (KT) Tape provide you with stability and support, faster recovery, and pain relief for muscles and joints – without sacrificing your freedom of movement or comfort.

KT Tape is comprised of reinforced cotton sheathes embedded into weft yarn that provides one-dimensional elasticity. It’s how it provides you with stable support without restricting your motion. The result is a matrix weave designed to provide a bilinear elastic response along the length of the tape equal to exactly 140%, but none along the width.

Why 140% elasticity? Because that’s the same elasticity as human skin. By matching exactly the skin’s elasticity and only responding along its length, KT Tape moves comfortably with your body.

“Perforated and precut version to make [KT Tape] easier to use.” – The Wall Street Journal

Next Generation Kinesiology Tape

Wear it on your feet in sand volleyball; swim with it; beat it up. The product design team spent hundreds of hours in research and development into medical adhesives and found stick and release to be a key element for delivering performance with kinesiology tape. No matter how punishing the environment, KT Tape stays on, but comes off easily by peeling off.

KT Tape is simple to use. Common applications usually require only two strips of tape. Each box of KT Tape also comes with step-by-step instructions for how to use kinesiology tape. And videos are also available to show you common applications.

THANK YOU for taking my aches and pains away.  Keep up the great work! –Kerri Walsh, Olympic Gold medalist

KT Tape for You at Best of Kentuckiana

Get world-class stability and support to improve your movement today with KT Tape, available exclusively for you at Ken Combs Running Store.

Ken Combs Running Store is where you’ll find the best sporting goods for you to achieve fitness through walking, running, and triathlon training in the Kentuckiana region. It’s why more people say the Best of Kentuckiana sporting goods is Ken Combs Running Store – come by or call us today!

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