AMERICAN FORK, Utah, Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- KT Tape, category leader in kinesiology tape and sports medicine taping products, has signed Olympic skier Julia Mancuso as an athlete ambassador. The most decorated American woman in Olympic alpine skiing, Mancuso has utilized KT Tape as she recovers from surgery and will continue use in her return to competition later this week.
"We are thrilled to welcome Julia Mancuso to the family. An alpine skiing icon, Julia is poised to make her much-anticipated return to racing, and KT Tape is the perfect mechanism to aid in her ongoing road to recovery," said KT Health CEO Greg Venner. "At KT Tape, we aim to support athletes during training and after injury, enabling them to achieve personal greatness. Made of durable, specially engineered fabric, KT Tape is designed to allow Julia to wear it both in the gym and on the slopes or her surf board, in competition and throughout the year."
Mancuso has joined the KT Tape athlete lineup for the next two seasons, which includes the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. She owns four Olympic and five World Championship medals, but she missed the 2015-16 season after undergoing successful hip surgery. Her recovery has focused on returning to peak form in time to compete in her fifth Olympic Games in South Korea next year, and KT Tape will provide much needed support during the process.
"I am excited to get back on the World Cup circuit, and I'm really happy to have the support of KT Tape as I work my way to full strength," Mancuso said. "KT Tape has helped improve my stability and range of motion, as well as with pain management. Because of its elasticity, KT Tape moves with me, and it fits comfortably under my ski suit. My goal is to be successful in PyeongChang, and KT Tape will help every step of the way."
KT Tape is a lightweight, elastic sports and fitness tape designed for muscle, ligament and tendon pain relief and support for hundreds of sports related injuries. Applied along soft tissue, KT Tape interacts naturally with the body's neuromuscular systems to allow individuals to remain active while recovering from injuries. It is the only solution that provides pain relief and support before, during, and after activity without restricting motion. KT Tape is designed to withstand sweat, strain and can be worn in water or under body-hugging athletic apparel, while providing around-the-clock relief.
Mancuso, along with US Speedskaters Mia Manganello and Thomas Hong, become the first winter sport athletes in KT Tape's rapidly expanding lineup of elite ambassadors. Like Mancuso, Manganello and Hong have their sights set on representing Team USA in PyeongChang next year. The trio grows KT Tape's ambassador family to 17 of the top Olympic and Paralympic sport athletes. Fans can visit KTTape.com to learn more about each athlete ambassador and their journey.
About KT Tape
KT Health (dba KT Tape), based in American Fork, Utah, is the category leader in sports medicine taping products, providing pain relief solutions and support for hundreds of common sports-related injuries. Used by professional athletes, Olympians and every day athletes, KT Tape products have been adopted in nearly every sport. Following the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, KT Tape experienced accelerated growth as its products became widely available in retail channels. Currently, KT Tape products are sold in over 35,000 retail locations in the U.S. and 40 countries worldwide. KT Tape's broad distribution covers sporting goods, food, drug and mass retail channels, as well as clinicians, online retailers and the company's own e-commerce site, KTTape.com. KT Tape empowers consumers with a wealth of educational resources, including a vast library of online videos and on-site demonstrations at more than 150 athletic events each year. With new innovations and an expanding product line, KT Tape continues to strengthen its global presence. For more information, visit KTTape.com.
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