Will Injury Stop You Cold at the Philadelphia Marathon?

Philadelphia, PA – Nov. 16, 2010— No longer will months of training be wasted due to common injuries, muscle soreness, or joint instability—the KT Tape Team is comin’ to town!  This weekend KT Tape will offer free Kinesiology Therapeutic Taping demonstrations and samples for competitors at the Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon Health & Fitness Expo. The KT Tape Team will answer questions, demonstrate taping methods, and introduce this revolution in pain relief and performance enhancement to the City of Brotherly Love. KT Tape uniquely empowers athletes as they cope with injuries by providing pain relief and support before, during, and after the race—without restricting motion.  KT Tape applications can help athletes to treat common sports injuries such as runner’s knee, shin splints, IT band pain, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, quad or hamstring strains, and many more. For years, elite athletes and clinicians have used kinesiology therapeutic tape for injury treatment, pain relief, and performance. KT Tape is the first-ever consumer brand of kinesiology tape.  Now KT Tape enables all runners to access professional-quality support—with easy to use instructions, including 45 online videos available at www.kttape.com/instructions. The top choice of runners, KT Tape has been present at every major marathon in the United States this year and is currently available in over 2,500 retail locations nationwide, including more than 50% of the top 50 specialty running shops. The KT Tape Team along with local clinicians will be at the KT Tape booth at the Health and Fitness Expo to offer free taping demonstrations and advice to athletes.  Members of the KT Tape Team will also be available for media interviews via appointment at the Expo. Because KT Tape is waterproof and can be worn for up to five days per application, Philadelphia Marathoners who stop by the KT Tape Booth at the Expo on Friday or Saturday can get taped up for Sunday!  The Philadelphia Marathon is Sunday, November 21st with the Health and Fitness Expo Friday Nov. 19th from   12 pm -9 pm and Saturday Nov. 20th from 10 am-7 pm.  The Expo, free and open to the public, is located at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall D at 12th and Arch Streets.