Question: What does KT tape stand for?

Kinesiology Therapeutic (KT) tape is used to support and relieve pain in muscles, joints, and/or ligaments.

What do the colors of KT tape mean?

There is no physical or chemical difference between the colors. The colors were developed to be compatible with color therapy. The beige was created for minimal visibility and the black was created after many requests. Color choice is a matter of individual preference.

What does kinesiology tape actually do?

Thats kinesiology tape: a therapeutic tape thats applied strategically to the body to provide support, lessen pain, reduce swelling, and improve performance.

Is it KT tape or K tape?

If youve run a race, youve probably seen runners sporting strips of tape—sometimes bright, sometimes flesh colored—down their legs or around their knees. You might even know that its called kinesiology tape (or kinesio tape and even “KT tape” thanks to the popular brand for short).

How long do you wear KT Tape for?

K-Tape is designed to stay on for an average of 3-4 days. The adhesive is heat sensitive, so your doctor will rub the tape to make sure it is properly adhered to your skin. After 1-2 hours of normal activity, the K-Tape should be properly bonded to the treated area.

Can you apply KT Tape by yourself?

You can apply Kinesiology Tape yourself at home, or under guidance from your Physio or Sports Therapist.

How often should you wear KT Tape?

K-Tape is designed to stay on for an average of 3-4 days. The adhesive is heat sensitive, so your doctor will rub the tape to make sure it is properly adhered to your skin. After 1-2 hours of normal activity, the K-Tape should be properly bonded to the treated area.

Who started KT Tape?

Dr. Kenzo Kase The Kinesio Taping® technique and Kinesio Tex tape was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in Japan more than 25 yrs ago. In the 1970s Dr. Kase began searching for a sports taping method which could assist in the healing of traumatised tissue and muscles.

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