Kedley Kinesiology Tape 5cm
Before applying the tape, ensure that the skin is clean and dry. Cut the required amount of tape and secure adhesive side of tape to affected area and smooth out.
Muscle and join pain, stiffness and swelling
The tape is designed to mirror the human skin, for comfort and effective use. The tape, when correctly applied, can help the alignment and aid stability of weak muscles and joints through its elastic qualities during sporting activity and recovery.
To apply the tape, remember these steps:
- Clean and dry the area first. Lotions and oils can prevent the tape from sticking.
- Trim excess hair. Fine hair shouldn’t be a problem, but dense hair could keep the tape from getting a good grip on your skin.
- For most treatments, you’ll start by tearing the backing paper in the center.
- Cut rounded corners at the ends of each strip if they don’t already have them. The rounded corners are less likely to get snagged against clothing; and helps to keep the tape on longer.
- When you apply the first tab to anchor the strip, let the end recoil slightly after you take off the backing paper. You don’t want any stretch in the last two inches at either end, because those tabs are just to hold the tape in place. If you stretch the ends, the tape will pull your skin, which could cause irritation or make the tape detach sooner.
- Keep your fingers on the packing paper to hold the tape. Touching the adhesive part will make it less sticky.
- Your therapist can let you know how much stretch to use in the treatment area. To get a 75 percent stretch, extend the tape as far as it will go and then release it about a quarter of its length.
- When you stretch the tape, use the whole length of your thumb across the tape to get an even stretch.
- After you apply the tape, rub the strip vigorously for several seconds. Heat activates the glue. Full adhesion usually takes around 20 minutes.
Specification: Kedley Kinesiology Tape 5cm