Physiotherapists will use tape in different ways to help with their treatment. The effect for the patient is often a significant reduction in pain and as a result it is now widely used as part of the treatment programme. There are two different types of taping commonly used;
1. Kinesiology taping
It is very much a popular treatment and this brightly coloured tape is widely seen at all major sporting events. It is a dynamic taping that is designed to support and offload the following structures:
- Connective tissue
2. Inelastic taping
This offers a much firmer support if certain structures require need a lot offload.
This is commonly used for certain knee and foot problems.
All of our physios here at The Physio Clinic are trained to use taping,
If you find it helpful you can often be taught to tape yourself!