More Magazine Features KT Tape

More Magazine recently did article on the effectiveness and ease of KT Tape.  Here's the article by Danielle Koescki: Have an ache or pain that won’t go away? Or a twinge that’s threatening to flare into an activity-ending injury? Ask your doctor about treating yourself with kinesiology therapeutic tape, says Ted Forcum, DC, CSCS, a Beaverton, Oregon-based chiropractor and the 2008 Beijing Olympics sports medicine team member who treated athletes with these distinctive multi-colored strips. Although this tape has been used by chiropractors, physical therapists and athletic trainers for decades, a company called KT Tape is selling it directly to consumers for the first time. How it works is a big question mark, says Forcum, but it appears to function completely differently from the rigid, white tape you’re probably used to. Traditional athletic tape is designed to compress and restrict range of motion, which proponents believe will protect an injury from further harm and prevent any current inflammation from ballooning. Kinesiology therapeutic tape, on the other hand, has the same elasticity as human skin, so it doesn’t restrict motion. Experts believe the increased circulation and support allows damaged muscles, tendons and tissue to rest and heal naturally despite continued activity. Best of all, the tape is simple to apply and, because it’s breathable, can be worn in water and for up to five days at a time. For taping instructions click here. To find a KT Tape retailer near you click here to use our Store Locator