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Lumos, Inc. is a privately held company based in Utah that designs, develops, and distributes sports medicine products. These products keep athletes healthy, empowering all to play with confidence and reach their peak performance.

Lumos products are distributed worldwide to individuals, medical professionals, and teams through major retailers, specialty sports stores, medical, and team distributors worldwide.

Built for performance, the KT Tape brand is Lumos’ featured product line that is quickly becoming the favorite accessory of athletes in every sport. Lumos is focused on innovation, quality, and customer service. We look forward to working with you, our customer, to make sure that every experience with the company or its products is exceptional.

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1119 South 1680 West
Orem, UT, 84058
http://www.kttape.com/
801-224-2717

KT Tape - Kinesiology Therapeutic Elastic Athletic Tape Pre-Cut Strips Blue - 20 Strip(s)Pain Relief and Support for Muscles and Joints

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    Kinesiology Therapeutic Elastic Athletic Tape Pre-Cut Strips by KT Tape

    KT Tape - Kinesiology Therapeutic Elastic Athletic Tape Pre-Cut Strips Blue - 20 Strips (Length 5.1 meters)

    What is KTTAPE?
    Next Generation Sports Tape

    KT-Tape is a revolutionary sports medicine solution for treating and preventing common sports injuries such as ITBS, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee pain and more. Ultra-light, elastic, and strong, KT Tape is highly effective at providing pain relief, stability & support, & faster recovery for injured or sore muscles and joints-without sacrificing comfort or freedom of movement.

    KT Tape is simple to use and easy to apply. Most common injury applications require only two strips of tape, and each box of tape comes with step-by-step instructions. Injury-specific video instructions (1-2 minutes long) for common applications are also available on the KT Tape website.

    It's designed for Professional athletes, Olympians, and active people world-wide who take health & fitness seriously and who refuse to stop training, playing, or living life active and free. The design is minimalist, the results are magic.

    Technical Features
    For years, trends in technical performance gear have generated lighter, faster, and stronger products that free athletes from heavy or bulky gear, providing them with greater range of motion and superior performance. This innovation trend now extends to athletic tape. KT Tape looks simple to the untrained eye, but its tensile strength and durability are the result of considerable engineering and precision in the design and manufacturing of kinesiology tape.

    KT Tape is Perfect For Common Sports Injuries:

    • Neck
    • Elbow
    • Upper + Lower Back
    • Ankle
    • Knee
    • Lower Leg
    • Foot
    • Upper Leg
    • Wrist
    • Shoulder

    KT Tape Key Features:

    UltraLight MicroFibers
    KT Tape is made up of reinforced 100% cotton sheathes designed to provide durability and increased strength. These cotton sheathes are embedded into weft yarn to provide uni-directional elasticity- allowing the tape to stretch in length but preventing the tape from stretching in width. These fibers ensure KT Tape will provide stable support without restricting motion.

    Matrix WeaveMatrix
    The Matrix is a mechanical mesh weave designed to provide precisely 140% bilinear elasticity along the length of the tape, and no elasticity in the tape's width. 140% elasticity is critical because it is the same elasticity as human skin. By matching the exact elasticity in skin, and stretching lengthwise, KT Tape flexes and moves comfortably with the body's tissue, releasing and recoiling like a rubber-band.

    KT Tape's unique Matrix Mesh also allows for moisture release which is critical for comfort and wear-ability. The more porous the tape's weave, the better it releases moisture caused by sweating or being worn in the water. The design provides more breathability and release of moisture so that it is comfortable to wear for up to five days at a time without itching, irritation or reactions with the skin.

    Second-skin Adhesion
    Go ahead- beat it up, swim with it, wear it on your feet during sand volleyball, or your 100 mile mud run. When it comes to medical adhesive, stronger is not always better. The key to medical adhesive is stick and release: the adhesive must stay on, no matter how punishing the environment, but release when it's peeled off without causing pain and bleeding. The KT Tape product design team spent hundreds of hours in R & D developing the perfectly balanced adhesive- SecondSkin. Weave SecondSkin outperforms lesser quality adhesives in initial tackiness, shear, tensile, and peel strength. It is a latex-free adhesive that is applied in a specialized wave pattern on the back of the tape creating a gentle heat- activated bond to the skin.

    The result is superior performance. KT Tape stays on longer, provides greater comfort when worn for 3-5 days, and greater support- especially in the shower or pool. And because SecondSkin is so thermally stable, it will work as well in the winter as it does the summer- so go ahead and clear the ice- because now you're ready for the Polar Plunge.

    How Does it Work?
    KT Tape is applied along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, strong, external support that helps to prevent injury and speed recovery. KT Tape works differently for different injuries. KT Tape can lift and support the knee cap, holding it in place for Runner's Knee. KT Tape can support sagging muscles along the arch of the foot, relieving the connective tissues for Plantar's Fasciitis. And KT Tape can lift the stress off of shin splints to allow pain release and give the body a better opportunity to recover. Depending on how it is applied, KT Tape supports, enables, or restricts soft tissue and its movement. By stretching and recoiling like a rubber band, KT Tape augments tissue function and distributes loads away from inflamed or damaged muscles and tendons, thereby protecting tissues from further injury.

    By applying KT Tape over affected tissue, athletes experience an external support which helps to prevent further injury and allows the body's damaged tissue to rest and heal naturally despite continued activity. KT Tape also reduces inflammation and increases circulation which prevents muscle cramping and lactic acid buildup.

    Kinesiology tape, treatments, and application techniques have been used by healthcare professionals such as orthopedics, chiropractors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers for over thirty years. KT Tape is the first brand of kinesiology tape ever to be offered to consumers through local sporting goods retailers, and to be widely adopted by healthcare professionals and teams. The development of KT Tape was a highly collaborative effort that included Healthcare Professionals, our Medical Advisory Board, elite and everyday athletes, and our product design engineers. Together they developed the most advanced sports tape ever offered.

    Not only is KT Tape the best tape out there, but it's also the least expensive. Thanks to patented manufacturing processes, KT Tape is available for much less than any other brand. They are highly committed to continued innovation so watch for new colors, features, applications, and products in the near future.

    Kinesiology what?
    KT TAPE is an abbreviation for Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape. It is a strong, elastic athletic tape that reduces muscle pain, increases mobility, and enhances athletic performance. KT TAPE is pre-cut so that it is fast and easy to apply. Just tear off a strip and apply it to the injured area. KT TAPE provides relief and support for muscles and joints and can be used to prevent or treat hundreds of sports injuries.

    KT Tape vs. Athletic Tape

    Feature Athletic Tape KT Tape
    Applications per Roll

    1-4

    10-20

    Wearability

    4 hours

    5 days

    Supports Muscles and Joints
    x
    x
    Enhances Muscle and Joint Mobility

    x
    Provides Pain Relief

    x
    Comfortable to Wear

    x
    Can be Worn in Pool and Shower

    x
    Taping Instructions Included

    x
    Latex Free for Sensitive Skin

    x

    Used By Athletes and Olympians To:

    • Reduce Muscle Pain
    • Increase Mobility
    • Enhance Recovery

    Athletes:

    Kerri Walsh

    Accomplishments

    • Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist
    • Two-time AVP MVP
    • Most wins in a single season
    • Best Offensive Player of the Year
    • Most Outstanding Player Award

    How Kerri Uses KT Tape:
    Kerri first used kinesiology tape during the 2008 Olympics to support her shoulder and play pain-free after rotator cuff surgery earlier that year. Now she uses KT Tape to continue to stabilize her shoulder after coming back into tournament play following the birth of her first child. It has become an essential part of her game-time equipment.

    USA Water Polo

    Accomplishments

    • Both the Women's and Men's Teams won Silver in the 2008 Beijing Olympics
    • Women's Team ranked #1 in the world (Aug '09)
    • Men's Team ranked #4 in the world (Aug '09)

    How do they use KT Tape?
    The USA Water Polo Teams rely on KT Tape to enhance their performance before, during, and after matches. Because KT Tape is waterproof and has a stronger adhesive than other brands, USAWP Teams can trust KT Tape to stay in place even during the toughest competitions. Water polo players use KT Tape particularly often in the shoulder area.

    Mike Bridges

    Strongest Man in the World Trains with KT Tape

    • 14 time World IPF Champion
    • ASAPL National Champion
    • IPF World Record Holder
    • 2009 Pan Am Games Champion of Champions

    How Mike Uses the Tape:
    Mike finds that KT Tape not only relieves pain, but allows him to train at a higher level than ever before! With the help of KT Tape on his lower back and arms, he has smashed through more world records.

    Suggested Use

    Tape Like A Pro
    Healthcare professionals have been teaching patients for years how to apply kinesiology tape themselves. Don't be afraid to jump in and just go for it the first time you try and tape yourself. It generally takes 3 or 4 times to get comfortable with taping before you'll be taping like the pro's.

    Here are a few tips that will help:

    1. Make sure the skin is clean and dry, free from lotions/oils (suntan lotion, skin conditioner, topical treatments, etc). They've even found that some bath soaps have moisturizers in them that leave a residue behind, so if you want to play it safe just clean the skin with rubbing alcohol before applying.
    2. If applying KT Tape on a joint, be sure the joint is in a fully bent position. If the tape is applied over a knee or elbow in an extended position the tape will pull off as the joint is moved.
    3. Never stretch the first or the last of the tape on either end. The tape on the ends should be applied directly to the skin without stretching, otherwise it will pull up and will not stick.
    4. Lastly, be sure to set the adhesive by firmly rubbing the tape & make sure all the edges are down. For best results apply the tape 30 minutes before athletic activity

    Recommended Storage Instructions
    To maintain optimal performance, KT TAPE should be stored in a cool, dry, well ventilated place. Avoid extended exposure to direct sunlight, high temperatures (above 95 degrees Fahrenheit) and or high humidity (above 65%). Best performance if used within 1 year of purchase.

    FAQ's

    IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COLORS?
    There is NO difference between the colors- the colors are purely cosmetic. The adhesive is the same strength and it does not matter which color you use when applying. The reason we use more than one color in the instructions is to make it easy for people to see when there is more than one strip of tape.

    SHOULD I WEAR IT BEFORE A RACE OR EXERCISE?
    If you have a known condition or if you need a little extra stability & support it's always best to tape up before exercise as a preventative measure.

    HOW LONG WILL KT TAPE STAY ON?
    KT Tape will stay on for multiple days at a time. We recommend that you do not wear it for more than 5 days. Generally, the length of time it lasts depends on where the tape is applied. For example, when applying to a knee or foot which is naturally a harsh environment for tape, the tape will generally stay on for 2-3 days. For applications such as shoulders or back the tape will last much longer.

    WILL A 10 inch STRIP WORK FOR EVERY APPLICATION?
    10 inch strips are used in approximately 90% of clinical applications. Most healthcare professionals rarely use longer lengths. Occasionally a shorter strip is needed. Cutting a 10 inch strip in half meets these needs nicely.

    CAN I HURT MYSELF IF I APPLY IT INCORRECTLY?
    Unlike some other sports injury related products (especially medications) it is hard to screw yourself up with KT Tape. Chances are the worst you will do by miss applying the product is it will do no help or harm.

    DOES KT TAPE HELP WITH STRESS FRACTURES?
    KT Tape is not a good solution for stress fractures. Seek medical attention if the tape does not provide immediate relief as it may be an indication of something serious like a fracture.

    DO I NEED TO SHAVE BEFORE APPLYING THE TAPE?
    In most cases it is not necessary to shave the skin before applying KT Tape. In fact in many instances some short hair actually can help with the adhesion as well as effectiveness of the product. If needed, we recommend trimming the hair to about 1/8? rather than shaving it.

    CAN I APPLY KT TAPE BY MYSELF?
    YES! Healthcare professionals have been teaching patients how to apply the tape themselves for years. It's very easy and generally only takes a couple tries to get comfortable taping yourself. Any of the lower extremity applications (knees, shins, Achilles tendonitis, plantar, ITBS) can be applied by yourself easily. You will need someone to help apply the neck, back, and shoulder apps.

    HOW DO I REMOVE THE TAPE?
    Pull the tape off in the same direction as the hair; applying baby oil will help dissolve the adhesive for easy removal.

    HOW DO I APPLY KT TAPE FOR ACHES/PAINS NOT LISTED ON INSTRUCTIONS PAGE?
    Here are a few simple "rules of thumb" on how to apply KT Tape that will help in applying regardless of where the pain/injury is located:

    Body position: the tissue or body should almost always be stretched before applying the tape.
    Tape placement: KT Tape is always applied directly over the area of pain.

    Stretch of tape: Apply the tape without any stretching when you want to lift the skin from the tissue (muscle pain relief, prevent cramping, and prevent muscle fatigue applications). The more you stretch the tape the more it will support. If you need extra stability or support for a muscle, joint, tendon (for example shin splints) then increase the amount you stretch the tape.

    CAN I WEAR KT TAPE UNDER COMPRESSION SOCKS?
    Yup.

    CAN I WEAR KT TAPE UNDER A BRACE?
    Yup.

    Warnings

    Do not use KT Tape if you have been diagnosed with cancer as it may interfere with treatment and disease management strategies employed by your medical professionals. Do not use KT tape on abdominal applications if pregnant.

    Discontinue use if product causes irritation, soreness, or redness. Instructions provided are for common applications. This product is not intended to replace professional medical treatment. Warranties and remedies limited to product replacement cost.

    Ingredients

    What's in the Box?

    • 20 precut strips attached together in a 16' roll
    • Precut strips are ready to apply out of the box- NO CUTTING REQUIRED
    • Enough tape for approx. 10-20 applications per roll
    • Generally lasts approx. 40-60 days based on usage
    • KT Tape can be worn in the pool or shower without coming off
    • Includes step by step instructions on how to apply the tape
    • Available colors: black, blue, pink, beige, red and green.
    About KT Tape

    Lumos, Inc. is a privately held company based in Utah that designs, develops, and distributes sports medicine products. These products keep athletes healthy, empowering all to play with confidence and reach their peak performance.

    Lumos products are distributed worldwide to individuals, medical professionals, and teams through major retailers, specialty sports stores, medical, and team distributors worldwide.

    Built for performance, the KT Tape brand is Lumos’ featured product line that is quickly becoming the favorite accessory of athletes in every sport. Lumos is focused on innovation, quality, and customer service. We look forward to working with you, our customer, to make sure that every experience with the company or its products is exceptional.


    1119 South 1680 West
    Orem, UT, 84058
    Phone: 801-224-2717
    Fax: 858-947-3832
    http://www.kttape.com/
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    • By Christine ( Pascagoula, MS)
      9/16/2011 9:01:58 AM

      I recommend this product!
      This product has a great value. My daughter tore her rectis muscle in her thigh and everytime she ran it hurt and would swell. Her physical therapist used this tape and said it would help stabalize her leg muscle and we tried it. Well, her leg feels so much better now when she runs and the leg is no longer swelling. This is a great product!!
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