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Kinesio Tape is latex-free, hypoallergenic and wearable for days at a time. It is safe for populations from elite athletes, weekend warriors to geriatric and paediatric patients.
 

  • 100% made from a gentle cotton fibre strip

  • 100% medical grade acrylic adhesive

  • 100% latex-free

  • Hypoallergenic

  • Water-resistant

  • Does not limit range of motion

  • Multiple day wear

  • Tension on tape has the ability to relax or stimulate muscles.

There are two main Kinesio Tape ranges – Kinesio Classic and FP. Recognising some of the advanced needs and specialised uses of Kinesio Tape in a medical setting, Dr. Kase created Kinesio Tex Gold FP, which has a micro-targeted fingerprint pattern on the adhesive in the advanced tape product. This is particularly effective when used for circulatory, lymphatic, or neurological treatments. For many muscle and joint Kinesio Taping techniques, Kinesio Tex Classic tape is the choice of the everyday user.
 

Classic and “FP” Kinesio Tapes have a great deal in common. From the beginning, Dr. Kase believed his tape needed to mimic the qualities of the superficial layers of the skin: the epidermis. The thickness of the Kinesio Tex Tape is approximately the same as the epidermis. This design element was intended to decrease the distraction of tape on the skin when properly applied. After approximately 10 minutes, the conscious recognition of the tape decreases however the proprioceptive input to the body and brain continues.

Kinesio Tape fibres are designed to stretch longitudinally up to 40 to 60% of it resting length. This is approximately the stretch capability of normal skin in areas such as the knee, low back and cervical regions. The heat activated acrylic adhesive is bonded to the fabric in a wave pattern similar to fingerprints. This assists the lifting of the skin, often seen as convolutions. The breathability and gentle adhesive allow for repeated applications without skin irritation. Like the skin, Kinesio Tex tape is porous. The combination of the cotton latex free fabric and the wave pattern adhesive improves patient comfort by allowing the skin to breathe. The water resistant protectorate applied to the cotton fibres resists moisture penetration and allows for “quick drying”. This means that the patient can shower and the tape will remain effective and in position for three to five days. All Kinesio Tex products are uniquely designed to be gentle to the skin, comfortable for days at a time and allow normal mobility through any stage of the rehabilitation process.

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