There are many types of Kinesio tape; some of these are:
There are various lengths and widths of Kinesio tapes or kinesiology tape. You can use single rolls for home usage which have an average of 16′ in length. For commercial purposes like therapy clinics, hospitals, and athletic centers, they can use bulk rolls that have an average of 105” in length.
The uncut rolls are best suited to people with average knowledge of kinesiology taping or people who can use their time to look for basic knowledge on how to apply Kinesio tape for their needs. This type of Kinesio tape is used frequently in health care settings where there is a significant demand for Kinesio tapes for specialized application.
This type of kinesiology tape strips were made to minimize time loss and unnecessary cutting for faster application, usually used by athletes. Precut strips come in various shapes, sizes, and configurations. Some come boxes, or packages of individual strips and some are in serrated rolls, which individual strips can be torn off easily and applied to the affected area. These strips are usually available in Edama, X, Y, and I configurations which have lengths between 6’’ and 12’’.
With precut strips, an individual can make various combinations for their preferred customization. These strips can be easily applied by just removing the backing of the strips.
- Precut applications for specific body parts
This type of precut Kinesio tape is made for specific parts of the body. These tapes do not require any designing, measuring, or cutting and are the best for those who do not have sufficient knowledge in kinesiology taping.
StrengthTape Taping Kits and Kinesio Precuts have an extensive collection of precut strips in various sizes and quantities for different parts of the body. These strips are also used for athletic injury emergencies as they don’t require measuring and cutting during emergencies.
Kinesio tape or kinesiology tape can be used for these symptoms:
For people who have been injured, their physical therapists may use Kinesio tape for their treatment.
The American Physical Therapy Association reported that physical therapy for injured people is active with the use of kinesiology taping.
The Kinesio tape is also mostly used to add extra support to joints or muscles that need it. Unlike the traditional athletic or white medical tape, Kinesio tapes do not hinder the movement of the wearer but also improve endurance and mobility. This tape also helps with muscle fatigue and improves muscle performance.
- Weak or nonfunctional muscles
Kinesiology tapes can help people who suffer from muscles that are not functioning or with unhealthy postures. It can correct bad postures. It is also reported that stroke patients have improved the way they talk with the help of Kinesio taping.