Until recently, it’s been hard to tell if kinesiology tape tension recommendations are valid or an educated “shot-in-the-dark.” Even more difficult is judging tension during the application process. There are plenty of instructors, clinicians, websites and articles speaking on these topics, but very few of them have research-based results to back them up.
Years of research have led us to some solid kinesiology taping tension recommendations for desired outcomes. We are continually testing our TheraBand Kinesiology Tape to make sure clinicians and patrons alike have the most up-to-date information, which we’re presenting today.
In episode two of Dr. Phil Page’s Kinesiology Taping 101 series, he’ll break down the truth about how we think kinesiology tape works, the Gate Control Theory, and the research on tensions and outcomes that we have today.
(Pro tip: If you need help testing these methods, make sure you get them right! Using the XactStretch™ Indicators on the TheraBand Kinesiology Tape, you can be confident that your tension is right on target).