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Kinesiology tape is an innovative form of medical tape, made from complex materials, that can be applied to your body to provide advanced support for muscle, tendon and joint movement.  Kinesiology tape is much different than traditional medical tape or athletic tape and invokes a more advanced level of physical science to directly interact with the muscles in your body.

The most important thing to know is the difference between kinesiology tape and athletic tape.  Kinesiology tape actually works primarily in the capacity of recovery, growth, and improvement by increasing motion and decreasing existing pain.  Traditional athletic tape,on the other hand, works as an injury prevention tool by limiting excess motion that may be more likely to cause injury during sports, exercise or other strenuous physical activity.

Just think of kinesiology tape as a muscle multiplier or muscle assistant. Think of traditional athletic tape as a form of muscle brace to ensure the muscle isn’t overloaded.

What is Kinesiology Tape

The main uses of kinesiology tape are:

Physical Therapy:

  • To assist with recovery after significant injury
  • To fix a problem with a specific joint or muscle group that isn’t functioning as it should
  • To aid with rehabilitation after major surgery

Management of Pain and Swelling:

  • To inhibit unnecessary pain by enabling full spectrum of movement for specific muscle groups
  • By decreasing excess muscle spasms
  • By positively increasing blood circulation
  • By helping control unnecessary reactions that occur in nerves that tie back to the central nervous system

Functional Movement:

  • To treat a specific issue with functional mobility, such as proper muscle contraction
  • To increase flexibility
  • To improve range of motion in a specific muscle/joint group

How Is Kinesiology Tape Applied?

Don’t be intimidated – although kinesiology tape requires a much more advanced application method compared to traditional athletic tape, it is definitely something you can still manage on your own.  If you are going to be using kinesiology tape at the direction of a doctor or physical therapist, they will typically show you during a session how to apply it for the specific medical issue being targeted in your program of treatment.

However, you can definitely use kinesiology tape on your own free will as well, even if you are not under the care of a physician, in order that you may benefit from reduced pain and swelling and/or overall improvement with your muscle, joint and tendon movement!

Traditional athletic tape is easily applied in a “wrapping” method to provide support to specific joints and muscle groups.  Kinesiology tape, on the other hand, must be applied in very specific patterns, usually in small strips that will be taped directly on top of the target muscle or joint groups.

How Will I Know What Pattern I Should Employ When Self-Applying Kinesiology Tape?

Click here to head over to Physix Gear store and place your order for the amount of kinesiology tape you would like to start off with.  With each order, Physix Gear throws in a free 84-page comprehensive guide on how to perform kinesiology taping for the widest range of different areas you may want to target on your body.

Physix Gear makes the best kinesiology tape on the market today!  We guarantee that you will love the numerous different color options to choose from, and we are so confident you will enjoy the benefits from using this product that we back our own kinesiology tape with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a no-hassle, no-questions asked return policy.  If you don’t like it, send it back and you will be fully refunded!


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