What is Kinesiology Tape?
Kinesiology tape is a Physiotherapist’s secret weapon. By providing compression and support to strains, muscular tension and joint complications kinesiology tape has been designed to offer maximal support with as little interference as possible. This P2 tape is the next generation in kinesiology technology. Featuring a thick, robust fabric base that is more durable than other leading brand tapes, this product is stronger and contains more elastic power. This helps to stretch and press the muscle further, allowing for greater assistance and support around the muscle.
Who uses Kinesiology tape?
Athletes across any discipline can use P2 kinesiology tape though it’s use is exceptionally favorable in sports such as running, triathlon, football and basketball where whole body movements are common and the risk of injury is high.
How does it work?
The principle behind kinesiology tape is to apply tension over an injured muscle or joint to take some of the strain away from the wounded area thereby allowing the muscle to heal more rapidly. This tape has a 140-160% elasticity rate that allows the user to apply it to a multitude of muscle or joint injuries no matter how big or small. With a 5cmx5m dimension and 97% cotton/3% Polyurethane material the P2 Kinesiology tape will allow you to provide assistance and stability to a number of injuries. This tape has been laboratory tested for high elasticity, is breathable on the skin and water repellent.
When can I use it?
Kinesiology tape can be used for muscle injuries such as ACL, Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis and IT band or joint stabilisation such as shoulder joint mobilisation issues. P2 kinesiology tape is both water repellent and sweat resistance and can be used on the area for up to five days. To ensure a firm adhesive it is recommended that physical movement of the affected area or contact with water is avoided for an hour after application.
- Next generation Kinesiology tape
- Dimensions of 5cm x 5m
- 140-160% elasticity for greater durability
- Breathable on the skin
- Water repellent
- Size: 5cmx5m
How long can I wear the tape?
P2 Tape could be used on average for 3-5 days or more depending on application method and the body part applied too. Standard P2 Tape could be used on average for 2-3 days or more depending on application method and used part of the body.
Do the different colours have different functions?
No, The colours are to give you more fashionable options. Pick up your favourite colours and apply them.
Can I reuse the tape?
P2 Tape is designed for one time use only.
What will happen if I apply incorrectly?
If you do not wear the tape correctly in correct area, the tape will have not give effective pain relief. And even if you stretch too much when you apply the tape, it could cause skin trouble.
How do I remove the tape?
Take off the tape slowly in the same direction of hair growth.
Where do I store the rest of tape?
Avoid direct sunlight and damp or humid places. Direct sunlight and moisture could affect the glue of the tape.
Is the tape latex free?
Yes, there is no latex in P2 Tape. Tape pads are pure cotton and lycra. Tape glue is acrylic medical glue