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Acrylic Adhesives the Key to Physiotherapists’ Secret Weapon: Kinesio Tape

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Updated: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

From Olympic team members to volleyball players and swimmers, athletes have been strapping themselves with acrylic adhesive backed tapes in colorful patterns for some time now. Generally the tools of physiotherapists, these tapes are used to relieve pain, assist in recovery from injury, and as a preventative measure against muscle or tendon flare-ups which could threaten the performance on the field, the court, or in the water.


The cotton fiber kinesio tape is backed by a medical-grade acrylic adhesive which has elasticity similar to that of the skin. This allows for reasonably free movement which does not affect the bond, or the carefully selected placement of the tapes which is done in such a way that they can assist muscular function without immobilizing joints.


The adhesive is also water resistant, hypoallergenic and latex free to ensure that it can be comfortably left in place for as long as three to five days, without causing skin reactions, or losing its adherence.

 

 

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