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The first time I saw KT Tape in action, I was watching women’s beach volleyball on TV and it was Kerri Walsh Jennings who was wearing these odd stripes of tape on her shoulders. I was curious and I wanted to know what it was all about. After doing some research, I found out that it was KT Tape, elastic sports tape designed to relieve pain while supporting muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
That was quite a few years ago and now it is very commonplace to see athletes who have been to physical therapy come into practice with strategically placed strips of tape to support the areas of their aches and pains.
Whether you are a competitive athlete or just work out from time to time, you can apply KT Tape yourself using guidance from the many videos on the KT Tape website. Regardless of which body part you need to apply tape to, there are a few tips you need to take into account before you get started.
The KT Tape website has many videos featuring taping techniques from basic to advanced. I highly recommend that you work with your physician to determine the best taping technique for your injury and then refer to the website videos for additional tips and practice.