What is KT TAPE?
KT Tape is a revolutionary sports medicine solution for treating and preventing common sports injuries, especially ITTB, shin pain, plantar fasciitis, as well as knee pain, among others. Besides being lightweight, elastic and strong, KT Tape is highly efficient for pain relief, stability and support. It also offers quicker recovery for injured muscles or pain in the joints, without losing mobility or freedom of movement.
It has been designed for professional athletes, Olympians and active people around the world who take health and sport seriously and refuse to stop training, playing or living a free and active life. It has a minimalist design, with magic results.
KT Tape is lightweight, elastic and strong. KT Tape is efficient in providing pain relief, stability and support. It also offers quicker recovery for injured muscles or pain in the joints, without losing mobility or freedom of movement. It is also easy to use and apply. In most cases only two strips of tape are required and instructions are provided with every box. Over the years the trends in sports equipment have driven companies to develop lighter, faster and more resistant products which liberate people practising sports from heavy and restrictive products, providing a wider range of movement and higher quality performance. This trend towards innovation has now been extended to athletic tape. KT Tape seems very simple to the untrained eye, but its resistance to traction and its durability are the result of great engineering and precision in the design and manufacturing of kinesiotape.
KT Tape is made of cotton 100% strengthened in several coverings, designed to offer durability and resistance. These cotton coverings are embedded into the weaving in order to provide one-way elasticity, which allows the tape to be stretched lengthways, but prevent sideways stretching. These fibres unquestionably guarantee that KT Tape will provide stable support without restricting movement..
Structured as a Matrix
The matrix is a mesh designed to provide exactly 140% bilinear elasticity along the tape, without elasticity from side to side in KT Tape PRO. 140% elasticity is fundamental because it is the same elasticity as human skin. By achieving the same elasticity as human skin, KT Tape moves comfortably with the body’s tissue, stretching and contracting like an elastic band.
Structuring the tape as a matrix allows the release of humidity, which is fundamental for comfort and durability. The more porous the material, the better it will release the dampness from sweating or being in contact with water. The design allows it to “breathe” better, so that it is comfortable to use for up to 5 days without it causing itching or irritation to the skin.
Adhesive like a second skin
Go ahead, swim with the tape, use it on your feet during a football match on the beach or run 10 km cross country. When we talk about medical adhesive tape, stronger is not always better. The key to medical adhesive tape is how it sticks and peels off. The glue should stick however the aggressive the nature of the movements, and come off without pain when removed. This perfect combination of adhesive of KT Tape is the result of hundreds of hours of research and development by the technical team.