Taping

Taping

Physio strapping is a taping method (or Kinesiology method) that is gaining increasing popularity with sportspeople.

It is used in the treatment and prevention of injury: supporting problem joints and muscles, and encouraging the body’s natural healing process while allowing the patient full range of motion in the affected area.

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?

Kinesiology tape is a lightweight elastic strip with an adhesive backing which is firmly attached to the affected area. The patient shouldn’t experience any loss to their range of motion and should be able to continue their activities as directed by their physiotherapist.

HOW DOES TAPING WORK?

The taping method has been proven to
• Improve circulation to the affected area
• Increase mobility
• Lessen pain
• Shorten healing time
• Prevent worsening or recurrence of the injury

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM TAPING?

Anyone who has suffered pain or injury during their activities – including but not exclusively:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Knee pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Back pain
  • Arthritic pain
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