What is K-Tape?
Kinesiology tape or K-Tape is used to help stabilizes an injured area by lightly adhering to the skin and applying pressure to the tissues the tape is wrapped around. This tape allows the connective tissue surrounding the affected muscle or tendon to move along with the body.
It can be used to treat sports and non-sports injuries, including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runner's knee and back pain. The elasticity in the KT tape gently lifts the skin from the tissues below. This gentle lifting of the skin creates a space to improve blood and lymphatic flow which ultimately helps to alleviate pressure and reduce swelling.