KT Tape - Support and Relief

23 September 2015

Anyone who lives an active lifestyle knows some of the unfortunate consequences of this; back pain, knee pain, shin splints, tennis elbow, to name just a few of the conditions that can afflict the dedicated athlete. Yet KT tape is fighting to minimise the impact of these injuries, and allow you to rest and recover before coming back stronger than ever.

What is KT Tape?

KT Tape (Kinesiology tape) is a super-strong tape designed to be applied along muscles, ligaments and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight support that can help you recover from injuries. Available either in it's Original format (made from 100% cotton) or it's hardier Pro model (made of 100% synthetic materials), it is made by KT Health, a company that resides in Utah, USA, that designs, develops and distributes sports medicine products.

Built for performance, the KT Tape is KT Health's featured product line, and it is quickly becoming the favourite accessory of athletes in every sport. KT Tape focuses on innovation, quality, and empowering everyone, whether professional or amateur, to play with confidence and reach their peak performance. 

How Does it Work?

KT Tape is best utilised by being applied along muscles, ligaments and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, external support that allows the athlete to stay active even while recovering from injuries. The KT Tape creates neuromuscular feedback (called proprioception) that either relaxes or causes stronger firing of muscles and tendons. This allows the tape to provide the necessary support, without the bulk and restriction of movement that are commonly associated with wraps and braces. 

The Products

The two main products in the range are the Original KT Tape, and the PRO KT Tape.

The Original tape provides targeted pain relief and can withstand a lot, staying in place for up to three days through daily showers, humidity, cold and even in the pool. This is thanks to a patented adhesive that will last as long (and probably longer) than you will. A strong elastic core within the tape provides the support that you need, without compromising on comfort and range of movement. The cotton fibres are weaved together in a mesh design that moves comfortably with the body, and the design is very breathable, releasing moisture and ultimately allowing long-lasting comfort. 

The PRO tape is for those who need all this and more. Instead of being made of cotton it is the worlds only 100% synthetic kinesiology tape, and has been re-engineered with an even stronger adhesive. This allows it to function for up to seven days of comfort and support. The PRO tape features a stronger elastic core than the regular cotton tape, which retains its elasticity far better over time. For those who spend a lot of time swimming or surfing  there is no issue as the tape can hold up to several days use in the water, and is anti-microbial so you won't get any unfortunate smells as a side effect! 

Get it Now

The KT Tape Original and KT Tape Pro can withstand anything thrown at them, and help you to rest and recover without sacrificing comfort or looks.

We're proud to provide both models of KT Tape on the Think Sport Online Store  so what are you waiting for? Leave those injuries in your dust and choose KT.