How to apply kinesiology tape

Applying kinesiology tape can seem daunting, but it's actually quite simple! However, you need to know where you're going to apply the tape, and what you're trying to accomplish. This could include restricting movement, increasing mobility, or reducing swelling/bruising. Regardless of what you're trying to accomplish, Mobility Tape has step-by-step guides on dozens of different applications. Find the right tape application here.

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Here are some quick pointers to keep in mind during any application.

  • Start with clean, dry skin. Make sure the area you're planning to tape is free of oils, lotions, sweat, and excess hair.

  • Create anchor points by tearing the backing paper. This will ensure you don't touch the adhesive.

  • Cut a strip to the desired length. It's important to stretch the tape the right amount during you application.

  • Apply the kinesiology tape to the skin. Be sure to smooth out any wrinkles or creases.

  • Once the kinesiology tape is in place, gently rub your skin over top of the tape to help adhere it.

  • That's it! You're all set to use kinesiology tape.


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