At Physiostation, our physiotherapists are trained in the application of a variety of sports taping techniques including Kinesio Tape which featured heavily in the recent 2012 Olympics. Many athletes could be spotted during the games with the distinctive colourful Kinesio tape applied to their muscles and joints when competing.
The benefits of sports taping include;
1. Pain Relief
2. Reduced Swelling, Inflammation and Bruising
3. Structural Support for Weak or Injured Body Parts
4. Enhanced Strength and Muscle Tone in Weak or Injured Muscles
Kinesio Tape is particular popular with our clients as, unlike standard sports tape, which can only be applied for 48 hours before re – application, Kinesio tape can be left on for up to 5 days. This allows the therapeutic benefits of the sports tape to be available to our clients 24 hours a day, for the full five days.
We can also provide a sports taping service to teams and athletes who wish to be taped prior to competition. As Kinesio tape can be applied several days in advance of the sporting events/ matches, many competitors choose to have the tape applied as part of their match day preparations.
If you would like to discuss the benefits of Kinesio tape or the match day taping please feel free to contact us at Physiostation.
Our sports taping treatments are included at no extra cost within a standard treatment session. Please see our Price List for further details.