Physiotherapists are known for their taping and strapping skills for both sporting and general life conditions. Tape can be used for a variety of reasons, including:
- Joint Stabilisation/Immobilisation – eg. To restrict ankle movement initially following injury
- Promote Postural Awareness – eg. Spinal posture taping for sitting and standing positions
- Assist Muscle Activation – eg. Kinesiology taping for the gastrocnemius (calf) muscle
Our therapists pride themselves on their taping and strapping ability and extensive knowledge of application techniques to reduce injury rehabilitation times, reduce pain and maximise daily function.
If you have allergies or sensitive skin, please advise your physiotherapist prior to having any tape applied. Different tape products, including hypo-allergenic options can be explored to maintain taping benefits while reducing the risk of skin irritation.
( Please note, if tape does cause skin irritation, including redness, itchiness, heat or altered sensation, it is best to remove tape immediately. If you are unsure, contact your physiotherapist.)