Kinesio Tape

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Tchocky, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Tchocky

    Tchocky Hall of Fame

    Apr 18, 2005
    The OC
    All the pros are using this magic tape. I remember Justine was the first to use this tape last year. Now all the pros and all the Olympic athletes are sporting this magic tape. Have any of you guys tried this tape? Where can you buy it? What brands are good and how much does it cost? And most importantly...does it work?
  2. bigfoot910

    bigfoot910 Rookie

    Apr 2, 2005
    Southeast NM
    First off, you can't just buy it and put it on. People go to classes to learn how to properly apply the kinesiotape. Due to the stretching capabilities and requirements of certain applications, it can be very difficult to apply on one-self. It is kind of an exact science. There are many sessions that are required to get certified (I think it is about 12 full weekend seminars, quite alot of time and money).

    On the second question, it definitely works. It can really help with overuse of muscles as well as correcting many stress injuries.

    More info can be found at:

    I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure you have to be either a:
    Certified PT
    or some other type of certified health profession to take the classes.

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