The use of kinesiology tape (K-tape) has expanded massively in recent years. However, there is little information about the best way to apply it. This article discusses the literature and presents research results about the importance of calculating how much tape to use and how to apply it with the optimum stretch. If you use or are interested in using K-tape, this article will help you get the best out your K-tape applications.
Kinesiology tape (K-tape) has been increasingly applied to both amateur and elite athletes since its rise to popularity at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. K-tape has been reported to enhance muscular flexibility, through mechanisms which... Read More
This article discusses recent studies on the effectiveness of kinesio tape used to treat medial tibial stress syndrome, osteoarthritis of the knee, calf pain and low back pain in order to assess the evidence base... Read More
Kinesiology taping is the current buzzword in the field of manual therapy. This brightly coloured tape is a common sight at all major sporting events from the Olympics to Wimbledon and the Commonwealth Games. With... Read More
Functional fascial taping® (FFT) is fast and effective way to decrease pain, assist function and allow rehabilitation to commence in a pain-free environment. Clinically, FFT can be used to determine soft tissue dysfunction in musculoskeletal... Read More
The effective treatment of non-specific low back pain (NLBP) is a tricky topic. Our research reviewer and latest sportEX commissioning editor, Joe Brence, shares his thoughts on a recent study that investigated the effects of... Read More
Patellofemoral pain is widely considered to be a condition that is multifactorial in nature, and that requires a multimodal approach to its successful management. Taping is commonly used as one treatment element and there is... Read More
Myofascial Taping is a unique and innovative taping therapy that has been developed by Markus Erhard. It has a revolutionary taping and therapy approach, which is totally different from kinesio taping, based on new fascia... Read More
Kinesiology taping continues to be a very popular treatment approach and there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that it has some positive effects on musculoskeletal conditions. This article is an extension of... Read More
Functional fascial taping (FFT) is a treatment approach that uses sports tape to apply tension to the skin, fascia and muscles in order to pull damaged structures back into alignment. The author of this article... Read More
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