Different types of Kinesiology Tape can be cut

Kinesiology tape can be used by physical therapists and sports practitioners to stabilize the functions of the muscle tendons and joints. It also controls muscle contraction and reduces swelling and pain.

This is an easy treatment that anyone can perform. It’s as easy as applying tape to an affected organ. However, it is more complicated than that. There is a precise technique for cutting the tape and a method for applying the tape to the muscles.

After thoroughly assessing your injury, the tape will be applied according to the body’s needs.

You must also use the right type of kinesiology taping and know the proper ratio of tape to muscle. Your physical therapist can help you learn more about the various types of tape strips and how to apply them.

There are many types and shapes of kinesiology tape available.

The I-tape

The i-strip is one of the most basic and common building blocks of taping. It is used to make other tape patterns such as lift petrol and fan patterns.

They are most commonly used for supporting muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

It’s simply a piece of tape with rounded corners that cannot be pulled.

The X strip

It is composed of two I strips. It covers large areas and multiple joint areas.

The Y strip

It is easy to make the y-strip by cutting an X-strip in half. It can also cover sensitive areas such as behind the knee or in front of your elbow and adjust the knee cap’s position. However, it is shorter than an X-strip.

The Fan strip

This strip is used to manage swelling and diseases like lymphedema. To make fans, cut the strip. Then I cut three more times, leaving approximately 1-2 inches. Finally, I cut it so that the ends stay connected.

The Lift strip

A lift strip, also known as a “band-aid strip,” is used to support damaged tissues or treat knots in tissues. It is also used to treat conditions like plantar fasciitis. The strip is cut and applied to the affected muscles so that the muscle is stretched 75%- 100%.

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