Sport and Kinesiology Taping
What is Sport Taping?
Sport taping is used to support movement within a limb, joint or specific muscle area. It is a very popular tool used for athletes; however, it is becoming more common within rehabilitation clinics for non-sporty patients. Sport taping is there to provide support to an injury and assist the healing process.
What is Kinesiology Taping?
Kinesiology taping or Kinesio taping which it is commonly known, is an alternative method to sport taping. Kinesio taping can help support a joint as well as enhancing blood flow to the area by lifting the skin to ease any pain in the specified area and enhance flexibility. This technique again can be used during sport or non sport activities as well as assisting injury rehabilitation or complimenting your sports massage treatment.
Benefits of Sport Tapes:
- Play a positive role in proprioceptive feedback
- Assisting in pain management by limiting joint range of movement
- Decreasing the effects of inflammatory by offloading pain producing tissues
- Enhances blood flow and flexibility
- Supports joints
Please note that zinc oxide tape is one of the main tapes used for sport taping. Please seek advice on any allergies you may have on types of adhesives on this product. SMT2U suggests tape to be left on the applied area for up to 2 to 3 days. There is potential of allergy reactions within the 3 day period due to the adhesive.