Frequently Asked Questions

    1. When to use BalanceTape?
    Balance taping is used as an alternative treatment method when you have pain in a muscle. Has or has had an injury like limits performance or daily well-being. (Tennis elbow, ankle sprain, neck) See more examples in the manual.

    2. Is there any difference in the colours?
    No. The colour choice is made entirely on an individual basis.

    3. Does the tape contain any analgesics?
    No. The tape is made of cotton. For the elasticity of the tape the cotton fabric has been mixed with polyurethane which makes the fabric elastic and water-repellent. The tape is Latex free. The adhesive is non-toxic (not toxic). The binder is a non-toxic vegetable substance belonging to the group 'Terpenes'.

    4. What is the difference between BalanceTape and
    kinesiology tapes?
    Medical tapes of different brands have completely different properties such as structure, adhesive and elasticity.

    • BalanceTape contains 6 meters of tape, compared to the normal 5 m.
    • BalanceTape has a unique elasticity, which means that it has a corrective effect when you want to stabilize but not lock mobility. Many kinesiology tapes are overelastic (over 100%) which means that ankles cannot be corrected, posture etc.
    • BalanceTape is available in two variants. With a strong adhesive and a less strong adhesive. The amount of adhesive is chosen depending on how long you want the tape to sit and how sensitive the skin is.

    5. Can the manual  be used for all different tapes on the market?
    No. BalanceTape manual is adapted to a tape with 40% elasticity, and does not work for tapes with other elasticity.

    6. How many applications are there on one roll?
    Each roll is 6m and lasts on average for about 8-10 applications for a standard knee taping according to the application manual. The number of applications varies depending on what is to be taped.

    7. How long should the tape last?
    BalanceTape should remain in place until it begins to come loose on its own. Recommendation from physiotherapists is about a week. For BalanceTape Sensitive 1-4 days.

    8. Is it possible to shower / bathe with the tape?
    Yes, it is possible to shower / bathe without it coming loose or losing effect. Dab the towel over the tape instead of pulling it out and back, which can loosen the edges of the tape.

    9. How is the tape placed?
    Follow the tape manual or the application films for BalanceTape. The tape should be stretched differently depending on what you are going to tape. Be sure to follow the instructions in the manual or via Balance Tape YouTube movies. Do not use others trademarks or manuals. Medical tapes of various brands have completely different properties such as. structure, adhesive and elasticity.

    10. Can you apply the tape yourself?
    Depends on the application. It is important that the starting position is correct when you are about to tape. Easiest if you get help. Some applications can be difficult to do on their own. Contact a physiotherapist for help with the first application.

    11. How do you get the desired effect from the use?
    The tape must be applied according to the BalanceTape tape manual that comes with the purchase of tape at the pharmacy. Alternatively according to BalanceTape Youtube videos available under the search name BalanceTape online. You should always apply a tape according to the brand's own manual, as the elasticity can vary from tape to tape. If you do not get the desired effect, you probably have placed the tape with the wrong stretch. Refer the customer to his health center, physiotherapy, etc. to get advice if he is unsure.

    12. Does the tape stick well, no matter how you apply it?
    Always round the corners of the tape before applying it, this too that the tape should not roll up. Applied to dry and clean skin, free from skin cream. Trim heavy hair. Do not touch the adhesive, do not loosen or move, then do not attach tapes. Activate the adhesive by rubbing a little on the front tape and back immediately after application. The heat increases adhesion. It's time to remove the tape when it starts to drop by itself. Some people find it easiest to remove the tape when it is wet. Use skin cream / oil to remove remnants of the adhesive.

    13. When should the tape not be used?
    The tape should always be applied to dry and clean skin, free from skin cream or oil. Never tape on wounds or eczema. On sensitive skin Balance Tape Sensitive with less adhesive is recommended.


    14. What do you do if you get red marks or rashes?

    The tape should always be test-applied if you are unsure. Test-tape a piece on the wrist or forearm inside. Rub a little on the tape and wait a few minutes. It is not unusual that it can itch a little. If the itching continues and you get redness rash, the tape should be removed immediately. There are always people who have sensitive skin to plasters / adhesives. Do not tape on and off at frequent intervals. Do not tape with too high a stretch. If you are unsure - start with Sensitive.

    15. What is the difference between BalanceTape Regular
    and Sensitive?
    BalanceTape Sensitive has 20% less adhesive than regular BalanceTape. It is suitable for children over 10 years, the elderly sensitive skin and people who often get itching / rashes on the skin.

     

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