What is Athletic Taping?
Has an injured muscle or tendon made you feel slower or weaker than normal? Whether you’re amateur sport athlete or a professional athlete that requires physical labour, preventing your body free of tension and pain is essential for peak performance.
Stay active and don’t let pain sideline you! That brightly colorful tape that you see on the arms, legs and torso of beach volleyball players and Olympic athletes are more than just a fashion trend. When applied correctly by a physiotherapist or kinesiologist with combined experience in providing supportive taping can help support injured joints, worn muscles, overstretched ligaments and nearly every body part in-between.
There are three types of supportive taping that can be used depending on your type of injury:
Athletic Tape (Sports Tape) Used for immobilizing a joint and offers a very high level of support such as preventing a knee twisting or ankle rolling in a specific direction.
- Elastic Strapping Tape – Used to support joints where the physiotherapist wishes to control the ratio between support and flexibility. The material allows a certain amount of stretch lengthwise.
- Kinesiology Tape (“K” Taping) – A flexible and adhesive tape that lifts both the layer of skin and the attached tissue covering the muscle so that blood and lymphatic fluids can circulate more freely in and around the injured area.
What Injuries and Athletes Concerns Can Sport Taping/Kinesio Taping Treat?
Individuals with muscle, joint, ligament, sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, certain athletic goals and nerve problems can greatly benefit from Kinesio taping or athletic taping. These conditions include:
- Achilles Tendon
- Delayed onset muscle soreness
- Herniated discs
- Improve posture
- Knee Pain
- Muscle Fatigue
- Muscle Swelling
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rolled and Sprained Ankle
- Shin Splints
- Sprained Ankles
- Tennis Elbow
What Are The Benefits of Athletic Sports Taping?
- Alleviate spasms and cramps
- Ease inflammation
- Effective pain relief/management
- Enhance blood flow
- Improve lymphatic drainage
- Increase performance while recovering from injuries
- Injury prevention and support
Why Choose MVMT Physio & Chiro St Albert for Athletic Taping?
Incorrect taping may lead to blistering or future injuries. Don’t take the chance! Serving the St. Albert and Edmonton area, our experienced physiotherapists have the knowledge and skills to apply the taping best suited to achieve your goals. We sometimes combine additional treatments with corrective exercise to address concern in athletes.
Our physios are trained in applying traditional athletic tape, elastic strapping tape as well as K tape. When we look at your injury, we will provide you with a treatment plan that would serve you in the best way possible.
Contact Our Clinic Today!
Whether you’re training for your first marathon, reaching a personal fitness goal, or just trying to get through a physically laborious day at work, nothing slows you down faster than pain and injury.
Contact us for athletic injury management and sport taping needs, as “there’s nothing a little tape can’t fix!” Proudly serving the St Albert and Edmonton communities in Alberta, we have helped over 12,420 patients since 1992.
Get pain relief and start feeling better today!
MVMT Physio & Chiro