3 Interesting Reasons Why Athletes Wear Tape

3 Interesting Reasons Why Athletes Wear Tape

In this article we will present 3 possibly surprising reasons why athletes wear tape. Many sports fans watching high profile athletic events on television have become used to the sight of the athletes wearing various types and colours of athletic tape. In sports such as beach volleyball, wearing tape has become more or less standard…

3 Valuable & Unique Cohesive Bandage Uses

3 Valuable & Unique Cohesive Bandage Uses

Cohesive bandages such as DynaPro SelfWrap are designed to stick to themselves but not to other bandages, skin, hair or other things. They are also reusable, with no loss of compression or support. In this article, we will present 3 cohesive bandage uses for which they are more appropriate than an adhesive bandage. These bandages…

3 Useful Times To Use Kinesiology Tape

3 Useful Times To Use Kinesiology Tape

Over past 2 decades, kinesiology tape has become a standard part of the arsenal of sports and regular physiotherapists, chiropractors and other health care practitioners. In addition, many serious athletes and even weekend warriors always carry a roll of this tape around with them to manage nagging injuries. In this post, we shall investigate the…

Bodybuilders Need Athletic Tape – Here’s Why

Bodybuilders Need Athletic Tape – Here’s Why

Today, the popularity of athletic tape, referred to as kinesio taping, has boomed immensely. Now there are probably close to 100 brands of sports tape on the market. You can find glimpses of athletic tape on athletes at various competitive events. Athletic tapes are starting to feel like a badge of honour for athletes. They…

Athletic Taping vs. Bracing – Pros & Cons

Athletic Taping vs. Bracing – Pros & Cons

Athletic taping using adhesive tape is a popular treatment for repetitive stress injuries, and especially for those resulting from sports activity. Taping is commonly used by sports physiotherapists for unstable knees or ankles. It is also a popular option to treat soft tissue injuries such as muscle or ligament sprains in ankles, knees and other…

How To Apply The “X” Arch Taping Technique

How To Apply The “X” Arch Taping Technique

We describe below a suggested approach for using athletic tape to apply the “X” Arch taping technique. This technique is useful for providing mild to moderate support for the longitudinal arch of the foot as well as the forefoot. Such support may be an important component of recovery from arch strains or plantar fasciitis. It…

Athletic Taping Using Circular Arch Technique

Athletic Taping Using Circular Arch Technique

In this post, we describe how a therapist can use the circular arch taping technique to apply athletic tape for mild support to the longitudinal arch of the foot. The circular arch taping technique is appropriate for treating longitudinal arch strains. Circular arch taping is also an effective technique for managing pes cavus conditions, i.e. when…