At In Motion Physical Therapy, we believe taping is an effective supplement to manual therapy and therapeutic exercise that allows patients to return to their desired activities quicker.
Therapeutic tape can be used for a variety of reasons including to:
- Provide support and stability to joints and muscles
- Facilitate the body’s healing process
- Provide proprioception (tactile feedback to the body as to joint positioning)
Types of Tape We Use
- A non-stretchable rehabilitation tape that is typically used for treating patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), an ankle sprain, shoulder pain, or scapular retraining.
- Water resistant and will remain in place for around 3 days, even when a patient is sweating and active in motion.
- Used during postural training, to improve body awareness, and for neuromuscular reeducation (to facilitate strengthening proper muscles).
- A breathable, elastic rehabilitation tape that moves with you and can be used to treat a variety of injuries, from knee pain to hamstring strains.
- Water resistance and can be worn in the shower, lasting typically 2-3 days.
- Also used to decrease bruising and swelling and facilitate muscle contraction while an injury is healing.