Athletic Taping Therapy
BENEFITS OF PERFORMANCE TAPING
AN AGGRESSIVE ADHESIVE FOR THE SERIOUS ATHLETE OR FOR ACTIVE PATIENTS AND CLIENTS.
Performance Taping involves placing strips of elastic kinesiology tape on the skin to balance muscle function. Unlike conventional athletic taping it is applied in a manner that allows the body to move freely without restriction. Performance Taping can be used to help balance muscle firing patterns and improve joint function.
WHY IS IT EFFECTIVE?
Performance Taping works by affecting the specialized nerve receptors of the skin and the underlying fascia through the gentle tugging action the tape offers during movement. This results in normalization of motor function and improves quality of movement.
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
After a functional evaluation, Performance Tape is placed over the muscles in a manner to either increase or decrease muscle activation. The intention is to optimize motor recruitment in order to improve the quality of movement of a specific region.
The tape is designed to be 50-60% flexible, is 100% acrylic, water resistant and becomes adhesive with heat. The tape can be worn 24 hours a day, for 3-5 days. There are 6 colours available, Beige, black, Blue, Green, Pink and Red.