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K Tape: What are the Benefits?

You’ve seen sportsmen and women wearing Kinesiology Tape, or K Tape as it’s often known, and maybe you’ve thought “Hmmm, what does it actually do?”

Well that piece of blue, pink, black, or whatever colour tape they’ve chosen to match their outfit, has a number of unique benefits:

 

  • Easy to Apply: Kinesiology Tape can be self-applied, no need for physio’s here!
  • Comfortable- This polyester and cotton tape offers light compression but remains soft and breathable.
  • Long Lasting: Kinesiology Tape has reliable stickiness and on average can be worn for between 3-5 days.
  • Price: For it’s usefulness in sport and everyday life, K Tape is incredibly cheap, and can be bought in bulk from our online store! And those are before we even begin talking about what the tape actually does! So let’s do that.

 

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K Tape Benefits

Supports Injured Muscles, Tendons and Ligaments

K-tape provides a light consistent compression thanks to it’s reliable stickiness, to the soft tissues around your joints. This consistent compression helps to provide a light level of support to your muscles, without limiting your joint range of motion.

 

It can be Worn While Competing with Minor Injuries

One of the best things about Kinesiology Tape is that if you’re a professional or even recreational athlete, is that it can be worn while competing with minor injuries. This must however be under the guidance of a healthcare professional.  It doesn’t restrict your range of motion, meaning you can still compete at your best.

 

Now why not check out our range of Kinesiology Tape, or even our full taping and strapping section, where you’ll find a number of different tapes!

 

Also make sure to check out our ‘How to Apply Kinesiology Tape’ Blog.