When To Use Kinesiology Tape? – 3 Useful Times

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…