Sports Taping

Reinforce muscles & joints

Avoid injury, manage current injuries and improve athletic performance with a variety of sports taping products and techniques.

Sports taping is used for many reasons

Our Physiotherapist may offer sports taping as the recommended treatment for your injury. Sports taping is used for many reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Joint stability
  • Ligament support
  • To encourage altered biomechanics
  • Restrict painful movements and prevent re-injury
  • Provide compression to promote tissue healing

To learn more about this service, please contact us

Rigid Strapping Tape

  • This is used to help stabilise joints as an injury prevention measure or an injury treatment strategy to aid in reducing pain for return to work, return to sport, etc.
  • It can be used to tape ankles, shoulders, knees, wrists, fingers and many other body parts with the aim of restricting movement in ligaments, tendons, and joints when engaging in physical exercise or going about your daily life
  • It comes in many different shapes and sizes to suit various parts of the body, and a hypoallergenic underlay may be used in those with sensitive skin

Kinesiology Tape (KT)

  • This can be used to help reduce pain and swelling after injury
  • It also provides sensory input to the skin to help encourage muscles to move in a more biomechanically friendly way to help treat or prevent injuries
  • As with rigid strapping tape, it can be used on many joints in the body including shoulder, elbow, wrist, knees, ankles, and thighs, etc.

Elastic Adhesive Bandage

  • This type of tape is stretchier and can be utilised immediately after injury to help provide support and compression to the injured area to promote tissue healing
  • It allows greater movement in the affected body part and as such can be better for joints with frequent movement such as elbow and knee