As a practicing therapist, the pressure is on YOU to be the best at handling your tape. Your clients are RELYING on you! You need to know how to use Kinesiology Tape effectively.
EVERY taping application is different, and taping research and practices are constantly evolving by the minute.
There are some fundamental principles to handling K TAPE which you NEED TO KNOW to get the best out of your applications.
Here’s our top 3 tips to help YOU apply K TAPE with ease and GUARANTEED success…
HOW TO USE KINESIOLOGY TAPE
1. ROUND THOSE CORNERS
It’s really important to round the corners of each tape strip you cut, and investing in a specialist pair of K Taping scissors will help with this.
They’re sharper, give you an easier cut with neater edges and helping to minimise fraying at the end of the tape.
2. DON’T TOUCH THE GLUE!
The MOMENT you touch the glue it loses some of its’ adhesion, so avoid at all costs! QUICK TIP: rip the backing paper, and peel away from the tape.
This will help you to stick the tape directly to the skin, without touching ANY of the adhesive. Job done.
3. RUB TO ACTIVATE
This creates heat, which helps to activate the glue after application.
SPORTTAPE is incredibly durable, but ALWAYS try to apply a minimum of 30 mins before activity to ensure the tape is properly stuck.
If you follow these little nuggets of genius, you’re GUARANTEED to get the best results for your clients.
But REMEMBER: there are NO RULES, only GUIDELINES on the path to taping greatness. These are just a few tips to make YOUR life easier, and the only way to master them is through PRACTICE!
Give these tips a go when you’re next applying and put us to the test! And show us YOUR results. If you need K TAPE, pick some up using the links below.