Taping is one specific mode of treatment that involves placing strips of special tape on your body in specific directions to help improve your mobility and support your joints, muscles, and tendons. The Taping is used for soft tissue injury and joint support and protection and controlling pain, swelling in the acute as well as chronic stage also.
- Tape provides support to injured Muscle, Ligament, Weak Joint And other Structural Body Parts, Avoid Further Damage During Day To Day Activity.
- Taping Also Fascilitate Muscle Activity By Providing Fascilitatory Taping And Helps in Reducing Muscle Strain and rehabilitation.
- Taping Inhibitory Technique Used to reduce Muscle Activity to avoid injury, Reduce pain, swelling , spasm of that particular Muscle.
- Tape is strong, supportive and Lightweight and temporary Support. it adjust to the body part and elastic property of tape allow movement with support as compared to other.
The tape is commonly used by physiotherapists to:
- relieve your pain
- improve joint stability
- enhance athlete confidence
- reduce injury recurrence
- prevent injury
- reduce strain on injured or vulnerable tissues
- correct faulty biomechanics
- inhibit muscle action
- facilitate muscle action
- compress in the presence of edema or lymphatic drainage
Tape may be used to:
- Stabilize or support an injury
- Relieve pain by de-loading vulnerable or painful structures
Facilitate normal movement, muscle action, or postural patterns.
Principles of taping:
Protection of the skin
- Check the skin sensitivity of the person to be taped that he is not allergic to the adhesive tape. Make sure there are no existing rash or broken skin in the area to be taped.
- Hair removal in the area to be tape
- It is better if the hair is removed 12 hours prior to the tape application to reduce skin irritation.
- Clean and prepare the skin
- The padding of the sensitive areas with adhesive tape.
Contraindication of Tapping:
- Severe allergic reaction.
- Open wound .
- Presence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Active cancer.
Relative Contraindication of Tapping:
- Thin skin.
- Skin sensitivity.
- Lymph node removal.
- Congestive heart failure.