Dr. Chad Wells and Dr. Todd Plutchok each utilize KT Tape with their clients. Depending on the issue and how the tape is applied, KT Tape assists the body in healing, recovery time, muscle re-education, inflammation, and support.
What is KT tape
KT Tape is a revolutionary sports medicine solution for treating and preventing common sports injuries such as ITBS, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee pain and more. Ultra-light, elastic, and strong, KT Tape is highly effective at providing pain relief, stability & support, & faster recovery for injured or sore muscles and joints – without sacrificing comfort or freedom of movement.
KT Tape is simple to use and easy to apply. Most common injury applications require only two strips of tape, and each box of tape comes with step-by-step instructions. There are also Injury-specific video instructions (1-2 minutes long) for common applications on the KT Tape website.
It’s designed for Professional athletes, Olympians, and active people world-wide who take health & fitness seriously and who refuse to stop training, playing, or living life active and free. The design is minimalist, the results are can be magic, providing relief and support for muscles and joints and can be used to prevent or treat hundreds of sports injuries.
How does it work?
KT Tape is applied along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, strong, external support that helps to prevent injury and speed recovery. KT Tape works differently for different injuries. KT Tape can lift and support the knee cap, holding it in place for Runner’s Knee. KT Tape can support sagging muscles along the arch of the foot, relieving the connective tissues for Plantar’s Fasciitis. And KT Tape can lift the stress off of shin splints to allow pain release and give the body a better opportunity to recover. Depending on how it is applied, KT Tape supports, enables, or restricts soft tissue and its movement. By stretching and recoiling like a rubber band, KT Tape augments tissue function and distributes loads away from inflamed or damaged muscles and tendons, thereby protecting tissues from further injury.
By applying KT Tape over affected tissue, athletes experience an external support which helps to prevent further injury and allows the body’s damaged tissue to rest and heal naturally despite continued activity. KT Tape also reduces inflammation and increases circulation which prevents muscle cramping and lactic acid buildup.
Kinesiology tape, treatments, and application techniques have been used by healthcare professionals such as orthopedics, chiropractors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers for over thirty years. KT Tape is the first brand of kinesiology tape ever to be offered to consumers through local sporting goods retailers, and to be widely adopted by healthcare professionals and teams. The development of KT Tape was a highly collaborative effort that included Healthcare Professionals, our Medical Advisory Board, elite and everyday athletes, and our product design engineers. Together they developed the most advanced sports tape ever offered.
Not only is KT Tape the best tape out there, but it’s also the least expensive. Thanks to patented manufacturing processes, KT Tape is available for much less than any other brand. We are highly committed to continued innovation so watch for new colors, features, applications, and products in the near future.