Taping, or strapping is the process of applying athletic tape to a specific area of the body in order to maintain joint, muscle and bone stability during physical activity. It aims to mimic the human skins elasticity in order to provide support to muscles and joints without completely restricting movement. Strapping can also help to facilitate improved joint and muscle movement. Most tapes are water-resistant, but designed with pores to avoid sweat and water becoming trapped underneath the tape during exercise.
Strapping restricts pain related movement, but doesn’t immobilise the joint completely, allowing for recovery. Along with physiotherapy techniques, it is very beneficial in ensuring your issue does not become further injured.
There are multiple techniques in applying sports tape, but it varies on the injury and the area in which the tape is applied. Our qualified physiotherapists are able to provide you with assistance on specific sports injury strapping techniques and can even apply it for you during your consultation.
It is important to note that incorrect techniques can result in ineffective treatment and prevention. For a personalised approach and to learn more about the best strapping technique for your injury, please call our friendly staff on 07 5591 1816 to book an appointment.