New Tape TechnologyFebruary 9, 2011
Dynamic Tape is a shift in taping philosophy from traditional rigid strapping and even Kinesiotape. The tape is stretchy, so that when it elongates with movement of the body, potential energy is built up in the tape to give an elastic rebound effect. This can be used to contribute to the biomechanics of the movement. It can be applied to assist or resist certain movements to encourage correct movement patterns. Incorrect patterns can develop soon after injury and slow recovery. Dynamic tape is not meant to limit motion like rigid tapes do. It is designed to allow full range of motion with reduced load and stress on injured or overloaded tissues.
Some applications of Dynamic Tape:
- Dynamic Tape can also assist with lymphatic drainage to help reduce swelling after injury. Reducing swelling can improve circulation and speed healing and recovery.
- It can also be used to inhibit (or ‘downtrain’) overactive muscles and trigger points that may also hinder performance and cause pain.
- The rebound effect can also be used to assist muscles in generating force to reduce their workload when they have been injured, overactive or overworked.
Dynamic Tape can be used to treat many conditions. Some examples are: back pain, neck pain, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, tendinitis/ tendinopathy, shoulder pain, rotator cuff problems, bunions, shin splints, hamstring or quadriceps tears, patellofemoral problems and many more.
Contact Sportscare and talk to one of their experienced physiotherapists for more information!