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Kinesiology Tape was originally conceived to provide support to injured body structures, without restricting movement in the way traditional sports tapes tend to.

While some injuries result in an unstable joint that requires immobilization to prevent further damage, other injuries call for continued mobility to reduce pain, speed up the healing process, and prevent further complication. When this is the case, Kinesiology Tape comes to the rescue!

This taping technique works at the level of
myofascial and connective tissue structures underneath your skin. When you move, the tape gently lifts the skin and fascia away from injured muscle/tendon/ligaments. This creates increased space between these structures, allowing for a reduction in friction, decompression, and heightened circulation (allowing blood and lymphatic fluids/nutrients to flow freely to and away from the injured area).

Additional benefits: K-Tape’s porous properties allow for tissues to breathe. It sticks to the skin with acrylic adhesion, and is latex free. Its adhesive side is water-repellant, which is great for sweaty athletes! And, it can stay on for up to 5 days!

Kinesiotape needs to be applied correctly, based on the goals you are trying to achieve. Certain applications allow for the inhibition of muscles, while others allow for their facilitation. Come on in, we’d love to show you application techniques!

Written by Running Shoe Inc.

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