Athletic Taping

For more than 25 years, Kinesiology Taping or Light Elastic Taping has been a secret weapon used to improve sports performance, pain management, and physical therapy. The Kinesio Taping Method involves taping over muscles and joints in order to assist and give support or to prevent overuse. Through specific ways in which the tape is applied, it can facilitate, relax or inhibit muscle function. Light Elastic Taping is also effective in the removal of swelling, correcting misaligned joints, and supporting muscles and ligaments through their full range of motion. At OptiLife Chiropractic we use ROCK TAPE, the most durable and best adhesive tape on the market. It’s so good that it lasts for days even under the toughest conditions. The Light Elastic Tape is designed to promote and help the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used successfully to treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Both Kinesiology Tape and the training protocol have shown results that would have been unheard of using older traditional taping methods. There is a reason professional athletes use this stuff… IT WORKS!

Athletic Taping

Kinesio Taping can be beneficial for:<

Kinesio Tape is used to:

Specific Proprioceptive Response Taping (SPRT): SPRT taping, developed by Dr. Tim Brown, helps an injured area of tissue by providing exceptional strength and support to an area without the bulkiness of traditional taping methods. Often times the taping of a high ankle sprain requires an entire roll of athletic tape, but SPRT is two pieces of the specialized tape that can provide the same strength and stability without major restrictions to movement. The concept of SPRT is that it can pull the injured tissue into a direction the takes the stress off the tissue and help healing while continuing to actively use the injured area. SPRT gives greater relief from the injury in movement patterns. SPRT can be applied to injuries including:

early stage bunion formation.

Early stage bunion formation.

post bunion splint

Leukotape providing a splint for early stage bunion formation.