Top Ten Kinesiology Tapes

A branch of study developed in the early 1800s, kinesiology deals with the study of human movements, performance, and function. It is one of the most important studies today in the field of sports and medicine, especially for physical rehabilitation. It emphasizes the effects of exercise and practice on the functioning of the muscles and joints in cooperation with the neurological functions of the body. Kinesiology also deals with the functioning of the heart and the pumping of blood during any physical activity.

Kinesiology tapes are one of the foremost mediums of administering therapy associated with kinesiology. They work by enhancing the movements of muscles, joints, and soft tissue, to increase their ability while aiding rehabilitative treatment for orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. Made of high-quality material, these tapes are one of the most important parts of sports medicine and rehab today.

Rehab Store has listed ten of the best kinesiology tapes available today for efficient rehabilitation and exercise therapy.

1. KT Tape Pro Extreme Kinesiology Sports Tape

A powerful tape designed especially for swimmers and water sports, the KT Tape Pro Extreme Kinesiology Sports Tape relieves pain while supporting muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It is designed for pain relief & support in extreme conditions. Pro Extreme is made of KT Tapes exclusive synthetic material, engineered for maximum durability with the strongest adhesive. It provides effective support during strenuous activity through extreme conditions including wet conditions, high heat, high humidity or oily skin.

Features:

  • Extra strength adhesive
  • Water resistant
  • Comfortable to wear for 4-7 days
  • Synthetic fabric for long lasting support
KT Tape Pro Extreme Kinesiology Sports Tape
KT Tape Pro Extreme Kinesiology Sports Tape
 

2. MuscleAidTape Elastic Kinesiology Tape

Built for the toughest workouts, the MuscleAidTape Kinesiology Tape comes in various colors, even in the Stars and Stripes pattern. It helps arm the muscle and beat the pain with ease. The tape stays on for days to help with muscle pain, fatigue, soreness, and cramping. It is the perfect aid for people of all athletic levels, even for everyday muscle pain relief. MuscleAidTape is water-resistant and will last through showers, swims, and all the toughest workouts.

Features:

  • Water resistant
  • Non-medicated
  • Lightweight cotton
  • Latex-free
  • Thin and light: Allows the skin to breathe while sweat easily evaporates
MuscleAidTape Elastic Kinesiology Tape
MuscleAidTape Elastic Kinesiology Tape
 

3. PerformTex Fluid Flow Strips

Sometimes, a single broad tape is used over the bicep or thigh. The ends of the tape are cut like tails so they can cover a greater surface area. But buying a tape and then cutting symmetrical tails can be a time-consuming task. The PerformTex Flow Strips help you avoid this task with pre-cut tails. They are created for one of the most unique and challenging therapies. These 3” x 12” tapes have 8 precut tails to offer exceptional surface coverage and can be cut shorter if needed.

Features:

  • 100% medical grade, heat activated adhesive
  • Water resistant
  • Rounded corners
  • Latex-free
  • Can be worn up to 5 days
PerformTex Fluid Flow Strips
PerformTex Fluid Flow Strips
 

4. SpiderTech Universal X Spider Kinesiology Pre-Cut Elastic Sports Tape

If you are looking for help during your upper body workouts or during postoperative rehabilitation, then the SpiderTech X Spider Kinesiology Tape is your partner in crime. It is used for kinesiology taping when sports, training and other aspects of your active lifestyle hit a little too hard. This muscle relief tape can help improve athletic performance and postoperative rehabilitation for the elbow, ankle, knee, back, wrist, shoulder or pretty much anywhere with targeted relief. X Spider helps restore normal muscle activation and improves feedback and timing of muscles supporting the elbow and forearm.

Features:

  • Can be applied anytime, anywhere to relieve discomfort and get back in action
  • Water-resistant and breathable
  • Designed to be worn during strenuous exercise and lasts up to 5 days
  • Made from high-grade 100% cotton, with a 100% poly-acrylic adhesive that leaves no residue when removed
SpiderTech Universal X Spider Kinesiology Pre-Cut Elastic Sports Tape
SpiderTech Universal X Spider Kinesiology Pre-Cut Elastic Sports Tape
 

5. TheraBand Kinesiology Tape

Correct application of the tape is paramount for optimal performance. The TheraBand Kinesiology Tape features XactStretch Technology that has unique guide indicators that allow you to get the right stretch every time. This helps eliminate misapplication, even for beginners. It sticks and provides durable support for up to five days.

Features:

  • Hassle-free, single-roll dispenser stops runaway tape rolls
  • Features a latching lid and axle for easy dispensing
  • It is non-irritating, latex free
  • Completely allergy-tested
TheraBand Kinesiology Tape
TheraBand Kinesiology Tape
 

6. KT Tape Pro Team USA Red Olympic Elastic Sports Tape

A tape that stays put and powerful in the harshest of conditions, the KT Tape Pro Team USA Red Olympic can last for up to seven days, through multiple runs, daily showers, in humidity, cold or in the pool. It features a patented Secondskin Adhesive that will go as long as you keep going, and (no offense) probably longer. This 100% synthetic kinesiology tape, re-engineered with stronger adhesive to outlast anything thrown at it.

Features:

  • Much longer elastic core which delivers better support for muscles, joints, and tendons
  • Stronger elastic core retains its elasticity which will provide stronger support
  • Can be worn comfortably in the shower, even in the pool
  • 100% synthetic microfibers for better aquatic performance and are fast drying
KT Tape Pro Team USA Red Olympic Elastic Sports Tape
KT Tape Pro Team USA Red Olympic Elastic Sports Tape
 

7. CanDo Kinesiology Tape

One of the simplest and most economical kinesiology tapes on the market, the CanDo Tapes are made from cotton/rayon fibers that are latex-free and hypoallergenic. This skin-friendly Kinesiology Tape has a wave-like acrylic adhesive on one side that pushes sweat and moisture away from the tape. It can be stretched lengthways by 30-40 percent and is water-resistant and air-permeable. This means that it does not come off in the shower, pool, or sauna.

Features:

  • Latex-free
  • Stretchable
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Air-permeable
  • Water-resistant
  • Wave-like acrylic adhesive
CanDo Kinesiology Tape
CanDo Kinesiology Tape
 

8. Medline Curad Performance Series Kinesiology Tape

Pain management is one of the key things associated to any kind of rehab and sports therapy. The Medline Curad Performance Series Tapes are built to counter pain. The material consists of cotton with elastic threads that can stretch up to 160 percent of its original length. It is flexible and water-resistant, yet breathable. With 100 percent acrylic adhesive with an advanced swirl pattern, it can often be worn for multiple days, even when used for swimming.

Features:

  • Advanced therapeutic technology
  • Twist of color, precut strips
  • Comes with a reusable dispenser
  • Hypoallergenic and latex free
Medline Curad Performance Series Kinesiology Tape
Medline Curad Performance Series Kinesiology Tape
 

9. SpiderTech Lymphatic Large Fan Spider

SpiderTech Lymphatic Large Fan Spider can help improve athletic performance and postoperative rehabilitation along with targeting muscle strains and acute injuries. It supports the natural healing process and improves recovery after trauma and reduces swelling. This muscle relief tape can be used for kinesiology taping when sports, training and other aspects of an active lifestyle hit a little too hard.

Features:

  • Drug-free way to reduce discomfort and activate muscle motion
  • Water-resistant and breathable
  • Made from high-grade 100% cotton, with a 100% poly-acrylic adhesive
  • Encourages faster healing
SpiderTech Lymphatic Large Fan Spider
SpiderTech Lymphatic Large Fan Spider
 

10. KT Tape Pro X Patches

KT Tape Pro X Patches is a kinesiology patch specially designed to provide targeted relief for muscle pain, overuse injuries, and tendon-related pain and injuries. It is engineered to perform in the harshest environments, to last up to 3-5 days, through multiple runs, daily showers, in humidity, cold or in the pool. It features a patented adhesive that will go as long as you do if not longer. 100% synthetic microfibers are fast drying and provide superior weight-to-strength ratios. These fibers are also naturally anti-microbial which allow for comfortable extended wear.

Features:

  • Can be worn comfortably in the shower or the pool
  • 100% Synthetic microfibers for better aquatic performance
  • Easy to use X marks the spot
  • Provides targeted pain relief
  • For muscle pains, overuse injuries and more
KT Tape Pro X Patches

KT Tape Pro X Patches

 

Efficiency, flexibility, and high tensile strength are some of the main factors that will help you choose the right kinesiology tape. At Rehab Store, we offer a wide range of kinesiology tapes with premium features and super strength.

 

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