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Sticky Business: The Kinesiology Tape Quiz
by Staff
Are you stuck on kinesiology tape? Do you have an ache or sports injury that might benefit from this form of physiotherapy? Test your knowledge of k-tape and how to use it with this quiz.

Who first developed the Kinesio Taping Method?

  • Kenzo Kase
  • Kerri Walsh
  • Lance Armstrong

What company developed and marketed the first kinesology tape?

  • K-Tape
  • RockTape
  • Kinesio

True or False? You can be certified as a practitioner or instructor of the Kinesio Taping Method.

  • True
  • False

Dr. Kase recommends that kinesiology tape used in the Kinesio Taping Method has how much stretch to it?

  • None
  • Ability to stretch 130% to 140% of its original length
  • Ability to stretch 180% to 190% of its original length

What is Rock Sauce?

  • Liquid kinesiology tape
  • Liquid adhesive used with kinesiology tape
  • A topical muscle pain reliever

Which of the following is true about kinesiology tape?

  • It's designed to restrict movement.
  • It can help increase the flow of blood and lymphatic fluids around muscle tissue.
  • It should be removed within 24 hours.

Which of the following is a fundamental difference between athletic tape and kinesiology tape?

  • Athletic tape restricts movement while kinesiology tape encourages full range of motion.
  • Kinesiology tape restricts movement while athletic tape encourages full range of motion.
  • Kinesiology tape includes a medicine in the adhesive that helps to relieve pain.

True or False? As long as you know what you're doing, you should be able to use kinesiology tape correctly by yourself to treat any of your muscles.

  • True
  • False

How can kinesiology tape relieve pain in the muscles?

  • It prevents you from moving the muscles.
  • It has a medication built into its adhesive.
  • It lifts and supports the tissue around the muscle.

The first patient to receive Kinesio Taping as a treatment was being treated for what condition?

  • Articular disorders
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Muscle strain during an Olympic event

True or False? Just by purchasing kinesiology tape and learning how to use it properly, you can effectively treat your muscle pain and weakness.

  • True
  • False

True or False? Kinesiology tape should be cut into different shapes when appropriate.

  • True
  • False

What is Kinesio Tape made of?

  • A specially engineered nylon and a medical-grade acrylic adhesive
  • A porous cotton fabric and a medical-grade acrylic adhesive
  • A specially engineered nylon and a medical-grade rubber adhesive

True or False? It doesn't matter which direction you apply the tape as long as you put it in the right spot.

  • True
  • False

Which U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist created a kinesiology tape buzz in 2008?

  • Kerri Walsh
  • Misty May-Treanor
  • Michael Phelps

If you have an overused or injured muscle, what's the correct way to apply kinesiology tape along the muscle's length?

  • It doesn't matter, the kinesiology tape works the same either way.
  • With light tension, start from the origin of the muscle and extend toward the tendons that hold the muscle to the bone.
  • With no tension, start from the tendons that hold the muscle to the bone and extend toward the origin of the muscle.

If you're treating a chronic muscle issue or an acutely weakened muscle, what's the correct way to apply kinesiology tape along the muscle's length?

  • It doesn't matter, the kinesiology tape works the same either way.
  • With light tension, start from the origin of the muscle and extend toward the tendons that hold the muscle to the bone.
  • With no tension, start from the tendons that hold the muscle to the bone and extend toward the origin of the muscle.

True or False? Kinesiology tape is hypoallergenic and latex-free.

  • True
  • False

True or False? Though Kinesio Taping is trademarked, there are no patents or restrictions protecting kinesiology tape technology.

  • True
  • False

What happens when you press or rub kinesiology tape immediately after you apply it?

  • That activates the adhesive and causes the tape to stick tight to the skin.
  • That deactivates the adhesive and causes the tape to fall off.
  • Nothing: there's no need to press or rub kinesiology tape, though it won't hurt to do so.