This Is How You Should Be Using Kinesiology Tape

This Is How You Should Be Using Kinesiology Tape

Had kinesiology tape been around in Humpty Dumpty’s day, perhaps our favorite nursery rhyme would have a happier ending. This tape, also known as “kinesio tape,” “KT Tape” (a brand name that’s used like Kleenex) and “the weird neon stuff at races,” has become a popular mode of injury management for runners. For many, the idea of taping an injury conjures memories of the white surgical tape their high school gym teachers bought by the case: awkward, archaic and not always effective. Kinesiology tape, then, seems like a brightly colored rebrand of that practice—but it’s not. “The white tape you are used to seeing is referred to as ‘McConnell Taping’ in the rehab world,” says Moira Devereaux, a physical therapist and researcher in Nova Scotia, Canada. “It is a rigid, highly adhesive tape that is mostly used to support a structure or restrict its movement.” She adds that this ...

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