Have you sustained an injury recently and are you unsure of whether or not you should be using tape, there are a number of benefits of using tape, but you must be fully aware of the injury you have sustained before applying any tape.
Here at Firstaid4sport we sell several types of tape. However, our Premium Tan Zinc Oxide tape is one of our favourites. But if you aren’t aware of what premium zinc oxide tape is, well this guide will show not only what it is but how and why to use it.
Kinesiology Tape is used throughout the sporting world and is easily recognisable, it’s the bright strips of tape seen on knees, shoulders and backs. It is applied to the body to reduce pain, provide support, reduce swelling and improve performance all without restricting movement.
TweetKinesiology Tape, when applied correctly, should last 5 to 7 days, so unfortunately, there will come a time when you need to be brave and remove that tape, just like pulling off a plaster. Sometimes activity and movement can loosen the adhesive and the tape starts to peel at the edges, other times the tape is reluctant to move. Here’s some tips to make removal as quick and pain free as possible. Before you tape: Choosing the right tape. We offer a range of different kinesiology tapes, and it is... Read More
Tweet Here at Firstaid4sport we sell a tape for every sport. However, how do you know which tape is suitable for what job? We have put together this helpful guide to highlight the different types of tape that we sell, and how each one could be utilised to help you. Kinesiology Tape This is often known as kinesio tape, and is recognisable as the bright coloured strips of tape often seen worn by top athletes. When applied correctly, it lifts the skin to create a small space between the muscle... Read More
TweetYou may have seen these brightly coloured tapes branded across athlete’s bodies – Kinesiology tape is a breakthrough technique for sports injuries and rehabilitation which helps to reduce recovery times and improve fitness levels. Kinesiology tape is widely used type of strapping used to take pressure off injured and overused muscles. The difference with Kinesiology tape is that, unlike the traditional taping techniques which involve wrapping the tape around the joint, Kinesiology tape is placed the body in different patterns allowing it to pull different degrees of tension in the... Read More