March 30, 2020 3 min read

Running is in our blood (we’ve got a GB international in our ranks) and K TAPE is our business.

K TAPE isn’t a miracle cure BUT in CAPABLE hands and as part of a rehab program, it MAY assist recovery.

These applications were created by our Academy Director, Rob Madden. His experience as a Physiotherapist and Performance Coach for Hintsa Performance, spans decades, from Formula One to Private Practice.

You can read the summary of what to expect below or DOWNLOAD the detailed FREE 11 PAGE K TAPING FOR RUNNING EBOOK.


This no nonsense EBOOK is a simple GUIDE, not a PRESCRIPTION. Everyone and everybody is different so adapt as you see fit.

Whether you're a therapist or a runner, this EBOOK will helpyou apply K TAPE for the following applications:


First things first, ALWAYS get diagnosed by a medical professional before using K TAPE. Once you've got the all clear, it's all about PREPARATION.


Regardless if you're using our K TAPE or not, try and AVOID these blunders for the best results:

1. Moisturiser - K TAPE's kryptonite; wash it off.
2. Too hairy - have a shave!
3. Heavy hands - avoid touching the glue.
4. Tape on tape - where possible stick K TAPE to skin.
5. Leave time - apply 30 mins prior to exercise.

Taping isn’t hard. It just takes common sense and practice. So before you tape up, iron out these mishaps and you'll be donning tape for 5+ days.


This application is super simple, can be self-applied andmay provide immediate pain relief.

Designed to stabilise and lift the patella, moving it awayfrom the position that causes pain. It's commonly used forrunners suffering with anterior knee pain, patella tedinitisor Osgood–Schlatters - common in young athletes.

TIP FOR THERAPISTS: Check your patient's pain levelsand stability during single-leg squatting and hopping,before and after K taping.

Always remember not to "tape by numbers" and use yourown clinical reasoning.


Pounding the pavements can take its toll. This applicationis ideal for runners suffering with general calf tightness orminor strains.

Two taping techniques combine to provide feedback andlight support. Using two long strips and a shorter oneacross the point of pain.

Runners, you will need to recruit a helping hand to applythe K TAPE whilst you stretch.

TIP FOR THERAPISTS: Check your athletes pain levels andstability during calf raises and hopping, before and aftertaping.


Shin splints are the bane of a runners life. This moreadvanced application involves cutting the tape length-waysto create two smaller tails and applying a slight lift over thepoint of pain.


However, if this proves too tricky you can always use twosingle strips.


TIP FOR THERAPISTS: Check your patient's pain levelsand stability during single-leg hoppping, plantar anddorsiflexion before and after taping.


If you have chronic shin pain, this could be a symptom of astress fracture in the tibia. So please visit a specialist ifyour shin pain is persistent.

We've taped thousands of knees, calves and shins but we've NEVER stopped learning. There is always room for improvement..

So... give the app a try, have a play around with it and let us know what you think? We're here to share ideas not prescribe them. We'd love to feature your apps and help other therapists learn from your experiences as well as ours.

P.S For the full application in greater detail (Tips, photos & advice) download our FREE EBOOK below.

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