How to handle kinesiology tape

A short instructional video of how to handle Kinesiology Tape.

Audio Transcript:

Alright, there are a couple of tricks when you’re handling kinesiology tape. I like to keep it in the box so the roll doesnt unwind on you. You can count out the number of squares for a precise measurement, so you know the length you need each time. A decent pair of scissors makes a big difference, you can cut the length you need. To take the tape off the backing paper, gutter it towards itself and pull down on that front edge – that’s the easiest way to avoid fiddling with how you take it off the back. So gutter it towards itself and pull down on that front edge. Before you do that, you want to round the corners with your scissors, that just stops those corners from lifting up, which is the most common reason that the tape comes off, if the corners lift up. When you lay it on, you lay it on with an anchor of no stretch, you can rub it on so it sticks, you can apply a range of stretch on the tape, most commonly you’d apply about half of the available stretch, stick it down and then have another anchor at the other end with no stretch. To make it stick better, you can rub it down, the friction heats it up and activates the glue. And that’s how to handle your kinesiology tape.

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