Recognised for their colourful and stretchy properties, Kinesiology tapes were made famous after the 2008 Beijing Olympics and even more so after the 2012 London games. Commonly, these tapes are used to aid recovery as part of rehab, or to enhance performance.
Based on a blend of cotton and nylon, sports tapes are designed to mimic your skin’s elasticity while providing support for your body’s movements. In particular, weak zones in your body can be supported with these sports tapes without restricting your range of movement. Additionally, being designed for sports, kinesiology tapes are water resistant and can stay on your skin for 3 to 5 days max.
Sports Taping Specialists
At BMJ Physiotherapy, we use Rocktape as an adjunct for manual therapy and rehab exercises. When place over a joint or over a specific muscles, these flexible tape can:
- Decrease the discomfort and pain associated with muscles tear and strains
- Allow the athlete to engage in their sports pain free
- Enhance a certain athletic movement such as throwing or kicking
- Help to enhance a desirable posture of the trunk or of the foot