KT Tape Kinesiology Blog
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2017
KT Tape and U.S. Soccer Extend Partnership Through
World Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Campaigns
Star forward Jozy Altidore joins KT Tape athlete ambassador lineupAMERICAN FORK, Utah KT Tape, category leader in kinesiology tape, and the U.S. Soccer Federation announced today a partnership extension through 2020. KT Tape will remain the Official Kinesiology Tape for all U.S. Soccer teams and programs, from Youth National Teams and the Development Academy up to the U.S. Mens National Team (USMNT) and U.S. Womens National Team (USWNT). As part of the enhanced partnership, USMNT forward Jozy Altidore will serve as a KT Tape ambassador. U.S. Soccer has been a valuable partner for KT Tape. We are proud to continue to support development and performance at all levels, and we are excited to welcome Jozy Altidore into the KT Tape family of ambassadors, said KT Health CEO Greg Venner. With World Cups on the horizon, and preparations for Tokyo 2020 underway, this is a perfect time to renew our relationship and ensure U.S. Soccers athletes are able to perform at their best every day.
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January 24, 2017
Mancuso joins US Speedskaters Mia Manganello and Thomas Hong as first winter sports athletes in KT Tape family
AMERICAN FORK, Utah – KT Tape, category leader in kinesiology tape and sports medicine taping products, has signed Olympic skier Julia Mancuso as an athlete ambassador. The most decorated American woman in Olympic alpine skiing, Mancuso has utilized KT Tape as she recovers from surgery and will continue use in her return to competition later this week.
US Speedskating announced that KT TAPE, the category leader in kinesiology tape and sports medicine taping products, will be the official kinesiology tape of US Speedskating and the U.S. National Team. The partnership extends throughout 2019 with KT TAPE providing support through and following the PyeongChang Olympic Games.
23 FebCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. USA Triathlon today announced a new five-year partnership with KT Tape, the leading producer of kinesiology tape and related sports medicine products in the retail market.Read more »
As the Exclusive Kinesiology Tape of USA Triathlon, KT Tape will support USA Triathlon and USA Paratriathlon National Teams, as well as age-group athletes representing the U.S. at ITU Age-Group World Championship events. KT Tape will also sponsor a branded athlete lounge at the host hotel for competitors of the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, beginning this August in Omaha, Nebraska. USA Triathlon annual members will receive a 10 percent discount on KT Tape purchased online at kttape.com/store.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - KT TAPE® and USA Wrestling today announced KT TAPE as the official kinesiology tape for USA Wrestling and the U.S National Team. The partnership extends through 2020.
Designed for muscle, ligament, and tendon pain relief, and support, KT TAPE products will be available to USA Wrestlings National Team Athletes, with the product also available to participants at select USA Wrestling national events.
LOS ANGELES USA Track & Field on Friday welcomed KT Tape, the leading producer of kinesiology tape and related sports medicine products in the retail market, to the USATF partnership family as the Official Tape Sponsor of USATF. The partnership, which extends through 2020, will provide product for use by USATF athletes during training and in competition in addition to extending discounts to USATF members.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. KT Tape® and the United States Olympic Committee today announced KT Tape as the official kinesiology tape licensee of Team USA. KT Tape will help support the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams through the Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018 Games.
Designed for muscle, ligament and tendon pain relief, and support, KT Tape will be available to Team USA athletes at all U.S. Olympic Training Centers.
9 OctWhen Taylor Phinney, Americas premiere cyclist, went down during last years USA Cycling Professional Road Championships, his audible screaming left nothing to the imagination. After crashing into a guardrail at 60-70 miles per hour, Phinneys left leg revealed an open compound fracture of the tibia, a broken fibula, and a horribly mangled knee. With such a devastating accident, one would have guessed his cycling career was over. But the son of two Olympic medalists doesnt go down without a fight. Painful physical therapy for up to eight hours a day pushed Phinney forward with the determination he would one day return to cycling. Making an unexpected return to the forefront of racing after 15 months of healing and intense rehab, Phinney made a strong appearance in the Tour of Utah in August. Just a few weeks later, at the USA Pro Challenge, Phinney told reporters he wasnt sure he would be strong enough to make the U.S. roster for the BMC racing team. Any doubts were put to rest after Phinney won the first stage of the 605-mile event in Steamboat Springs. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Credit: Casey Gibson, 2015 [/caption] A month later, Phinney was headed to Richmond, Virginia for the World Cycling Championships. After taping his knee with USA KT Tape, Phinney was ready to take on the world.After seeing it on other racers and athletes, I decided to give KT Tape a try. It has really helped provide support for my knee in Richmond and Im going to continue to use it throughout the competition, said Phinney. Team cycling is different from a marathon in that cycling teams work together, saving energy by tucking behind teammates or opponents until they are ready to break off and sprint ahead. As a team, each rider cant help but hope that someone from his or her country will win. Although Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus won the overall time trial with a 1 hour, 2minute and 29.45 second ride, Phinney placed 12th overall with only a 1 minute 36.99 second slower time. With Italy and Poland boasting two riders with top 12 finishes and only one Olympic spot going to each country, Phinneys 12th place finish was enough to give Team USA a spot for the Rio 2016 Olympics. After winning the team time trial in Richmond, Phinney said Its hard to process winning it because it just feels so painful the whole time, said Phinney. I watched the guys win last yearthis has always been kind of my eventbut to win alongside your teammates, especially when its a World Championship, that only happens in one event. Phinneys knee will always bear the scars of his horrific 2014 crash, but with the support of KT Tape, Phinney is sure to have a smoother road to Rio. Find out more about the tape Taylor uses at http://www.kttape.com/what-is-kt-tapeRead more »
Photo Credit: Taylor Phinney, 2015
Banner Image Photo Credit: Casey Gibson, 2015
20 AugLindon, UT (August 20, 2015) - KT TAPE, the leader in kinesiology tape products, will showcase PRO X at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo August 22-25 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. PRO X Patches are kinesiology patches designed to provide target muscular pain relief for hundreds of common injuries such as lower back, knee pain, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis elbow. They are fast and easy to apply with no cutting requiredjust place directly over the point of pain. They can be used by themselves or with regular KT Tape for added support. KT Tape is an elastic sports tape used by professional and everyday athletes to provide pain relief and support. It supports sore muscles and joints without bulk or limiting the bodys natural movement. KT TAPE offers both KT Tape PRO synthetic and Original cotton pre-cut and uncut strips. KT Tape is officially endorsed by three-time basketball all-star James Harden and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh. KT TAPE will be at NACDS to support our leading position in retail. KT TAPE is the #1 preferred kinesiology tape and is currently in 28,000 doors including 13,000 in pharmacy. Be sure to stop by the KT TAPE booth during the show. KT TAPE will have PRO X and pre-production samples of two new products that will be launched this Spring. For more information on the entire KT TAPE product line, please visit us at NACDS booth #2147, visit our website at www.kttape.com, or contact our personnel below: Sales Josh Hall firstname.lastname@example.org 801-616-3008 Joyce Griffith email@example.com 623-229-5589Read more »
17 JulKT Tape Original and KT Tape PRO can both be worn in water. However, KT Tape PRO is engineered to last longer if it gets wet. Dr. Narson, a 2-term past president of the Florida Chiropractic Associationss Council on Sports Injuries, Physical Fitness & Rehabilitation and Chiropractic Sports Physician of the Year in 1999-2000, tested KT Tape Pro in the pool. We'd like to share his report: "So, weve all seen the Olympic beach volleyball players wearing that funky looking colorful tape on their shoulders and knees. Youve probably seen it at local triathlons, marathons and other sporting events as well. There are several companies out there but one in particular is making a special synthetic tape with a waterproof adhesive. KT Tape PRO has the same elasticity as the original tape but is made with a tougher synthetic material and keeps it in place with a heat sensitive waterproof adhesive. Many athletes use this tape to help in the correction of postural dysfunction, to aid the healing of an injury or to give a particular motion some extra assistance (physically and proprioceptively). The problem has always been, when the athlete starts sweating, the tape begins to lose its stickiness and peels off. So, I put this to the test. I had KT Tape applied to my shoulder on Saturday. Any hair in the area was shaved and the skin was cleaned with rubbing alcohol. The tape was applied to help stabilize my right scapula (which is winged) and help assist the deltoids in abduction because theyve really been working overtime in dealing with the winged scapula. After applying the tape, I took several showers, ran a 5k, went on a rowing machine (aka: Erg) and rowed 10,000 meters, took a long hot bath after rowing and then, on the 4th day, did a 1-mile swim test. As you can see from the video below, the tape held up very well. So if you are in the market for some good kinesiology tape, you cant beat the KT Tape PRO. It comes in rolls of pre-cut 10? strips and in a variety of really cool colors & black. For clinicians, it comes in a large uncut clinic roll that allows you to cut the lengths you need. KT Tape also has a cool desktop display dispensor for your office. Check out the video of my 1-mile swim test. As I write this, Ive also done another 10k run and showered twice more. Its still sticking and still has retained its resiliency and function."Read more »
-- Dr. T
Dr. Narson is a 2-term past president of the Florida Chiropractic Associations Council on Sports Injuries, Physical Fitness & Rehabilitation and was honored as the recipient of the coveted Chiropractic Sports Physician of the Year Award in 1999-2000. He practices in Miami Beach, Florida at the Miami Beach Family & Sports Chiropractic Center; A Facility for Natural Sports Medicine.