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Taping

Freedom and strength in movement

Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology tape that can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions. 

Kinesiology tape is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows kinesio tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of your movement.

Kinesiology tape is an that is used for treating athletic injuries and a variety of physical disorders. For the first decade after its introduction practitioners in Japan were the main users of the therapeutic kinesiology tape. By 1988 the tape had been adopted by Japanese Olympic and professional athletes before spreading across the world. You may have noticed that more and more professional athletes using kinesiology taping improve their sporting performance, prevent injury and allow them to return to sport quicker.

Sports Taping and 'Strapping' are used a lot in sport. Athletes like to use it especially on their ankles, knees and shoulders if they want to give a bit of extra support. It is used on a daily basis by professional athletes and amateur athletes. We would used taping to support joints, ligaments and muscles. Sometimes we might use it to offload them or to encourage the muscles or tendons to work so there are very different reasons to use taping but generally it is to support a structure that has been injured.

 

Phoenix Sports Injury Clinic


Carlisle Sports Centre

UoC Fusehill Campus

Fusehill Street

Carlisle, UK

CA1 2HH

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