WHY KT TAPE?
Whether you’re training for your first half marathon, the Oxford and Cambridge boat rate or an Olympic event you’ll know that there is nothing that slows you down more than an injury.
SO WHAT DO YOU DO?
Your options include pain relief tablets or waiting it out until the injury is healed. But what if that’s not an option? You could try wearing a support brace or even wrapping your injury with athletic tape, although they can be somewhat restrictive and uncomfortable.
A BETTER SUPPORT BRACE.
Thank goodness there is an answer that is athlete-tested, used clinically and used by millions worldwide.
KT TAPE is lightweight, comfortable to wear and used to treat and prevent hundreds of common injuries such as achilles tendonitis, shin splints and golfers elbow to name a few. KT TAPE not only looks great but it provides 24 hour pain relief per application for days at a time and is also waterproof!
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
So you have just finished your race or workout but now your calf is hurting badly. KT TAPE provides targeted pain relief by relieving pressure and increasing circulation to help speed up the recovery.
Or say you felt your knee twinge last time you went out for a jog and now your knee hurts when you try to walk upstairs? KT TAPE provides stability and support for joints by providing an external layer of support around the joint.
Application is easy as its ready to apply straight out of the box and is precut so you don’t have to worry.
Watch a 3 minute instructional video, apply the tape and you’re ready to go again! GO AHEAD, PLAY HARDER.
THE TECHY INFO:
KT TAPE is made from 100% reinforced cotton sheathes that are designed to provide increased strength and durability. The 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 the support without your motion being restricted.
The Matrix is designed with a mechanical mesh weave which provides exactly140% bilinear elasticity on the length of the KT TAPE, with NO elasticity in the tapes width. The 140% elasticity is essential as it‘s the exact same elasticity as human skin. Replicating the precise elasticity of skin and stretching lengthwise, KT TAPE flexes and moves comfortably with the body tissue, releasing and recoiling like a rubber band.
The KT TAPE Matrix Mesh is not only unique but has the added function of moisture release; essential for comfort and wearability. The precise design of the weave ensures that it is completely permeable, thus enabling a better release of moisture, caused by sweating or being worn in water. The moisture release function and breathability of KT TAPE allows for up to five days wear at a time, without irritation, reactions or itching.
Second skin adhesion; go right ahead, do your ultra-trail, swim 10K with it, wear it during muddy cross-country running… Stronger is not always better when it comes to medical adhesiveness. The key is stick and release. Stick, because no matter what environment, it has to stay on. Release, as it removes easily without causing irritation or pain.
SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
KT TAPE is applied along muscles, ligaments and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a strong, lightweight and external support helping prevent injury and speed up recovery.
KT TAPE is so diverse that it can lift and support the knee cap, keeping it in place for runners knee; supports sagging muscles along the arch of the foot, relieving the connective tissues for Plantar Fasciitis and even lift the stress off shin splints to allow pain release, giving the body a better opportunity to recover.
Application of the tape varies but ultimately KT TAPE enables, supports or restricts soft tissue and its movements. Due to the tape being able to stretch and recoil, KT TAPE augments tissue function and distributes loads away from inflamed or damaged muscles and tendons, thereby protecting tissues from further injury.
Applying KT TAPE over the affected tissues allows the user to experience additional external support, which aids and helps prevent further injury. It also allows the damaged tissue to heal and rest naturally even with continued activity.
KT TAPE reduces inflammation and increases circulation which prevents muscle cramping and lactic acid build-up.