As many of you will know, the extensive KT Tape product range comprises versions in both Cotton (Original) and Synthetic (Pro,) and in each case, we also provide it in a PRECUT and an UNCUT format.
The uncut tape is by and large used by clinical professionals for more the more complicated applications, whereas the precut (consumer) tape is specifically designed for everyday use by anyone who would like to learn how to tape themselves. This goes for some of the most common injuries we all suffer from at some stage. Injuries like: low back pain, neck/shoulder pain, tennis elbow, pulled hamstrings, ankle sprains, achilles tendonitis, and of course, knee pain.
To accompany our consumer range, we include basic written instructions with every roll, as well as more than 50 easy-to-follow videos on both our YouTube Channel and our KT TAPE Europe Website. We also tweet and post the videos and General Instructions on Twitter and Facebook regularly, and we encourage our customers to contact us with their questions via DM on all our social media platforms - including Instagram, Pinterest and even LinkedIn.
We also hold workshops and attend dozens of sporting expos every year (e.g the London, Berlin, Paris, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam marathons) to show people how easy it is to use, and to encourage them to give it a go.
However, notwithstanding all of the above activity, what we would like to make clear is, that while we believe it is very easy for folks to learn some of these basic KT taping techniques, thus allowing them to tape themselves - and each other - we are absolutely NOT trying to replace professional medical advice. Quite the contrary in fact.
With any injury, it is very important to get it diagnosed by a clinical professional, whether that be a physiotherapist, osteopath, chiropracter, or G.P. Then, once the problem has been correctly diagnosed and advice sought on how best to treat it, kinesiology taping techniques can form part of the therapy put in place to recover. Our approach is no different to someone going to the dentist for a check-up every six months, but not going every morning to get their teeth brushed! - or going to the doctor to get a prescription for an antibiotic, but not going back to the surgery every fours hours to have the medicine poured on to the spoon!
In fact, some KT Tape applications are much easier, (and quicker,) to do than brushing your teeth, ironing a shirt, or even washing your hair, and it is our job to give our customers the confidence to believe that they can not only learn how to do it themselves, but that in many ways, and with a little bit of practice, they will tape themselves even more proficiently that we ever will.