Therapeutic Taping is a process designed to help facilitate healing while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting motion. Originally developed in Japan in the late 1970’s, taping therapy experienced a huge surge in popularity after usage by Olympic athletes in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games.
The tape mirrors the same thickness and elasticity of the skin, allowing it to move cohesively with the body without binding or constricting motion. At the time of application, the acrylic adhesive is massaged onto the skin, stimulating soft tissue manipulation to provide lasting therapeutic effects.
Therapeutic taping offers support in addition to rehabilitation. For athletes, it improves performance, prevents injury, and enhances recovery. However, you don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy the benefits. Taping therapy promotes movement, assists proper alignment, and reduces strain.
There are different tape tensions and strengths, as well as different methods of application. When used in conjunction with chiropractic care, therapeutic taping is an impactful, non-invasive treatment for athletes and individuals alike. It offers incredible benefits while posing little risk.