KT Taping - can you do it by yourself?

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    Jun 20, 2012 2:15 PM GMT
    i lift weights, play water polo, swim and cycle. sometimes i need support, either in the shoulders, upper back or quads/hamstrings/calves.

    anyone have experience with kinesio therapy (KT) taping - on your own?

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    Jun 20, 2012 2:17 PM GMT
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:55 PM GMT
    I found KT taping effective mainly for chondromalacia, patellofemoral, and chronic knee dislocation until quad strength improves. I could take or leave the rest. Very difficult to do by yourself...
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    Jun 20, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    I've been using the KT Tape Pro for my shoulder. Been taping it myself, which, for certain sections isn't so easy but doable. But overall, not that bad. And it really helps, too. I love the stuff.

    The Pro tape isn't as soft/flexible as the regular stuff, and it has better adhesive. it also does not have that slit down the middle so it makes it easier to work with and cut-and-customize to your needs.
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    Jun 28, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
    thanks guys - i started with the regular KT tape for my knee (childhood skiing injury which acts up now and then when i'm running/biking).

    I'll have to ask a friend to help me with the shoulder, cuz i can't do that one-handed and on my back!