Taping and Strapping
The use of taping in physiotherapy is more than a placebo. There is evidence that tape can support damaged structures allowing them to rest. Tape had been used to help reduce swelling or bruising. Some types of tape, especially the coloured K tape made famous from those Beach Volleyballers, has been shown to improve muscle activation and control.
The following taping appointments might be suitable for you:
- K tape application to improve muscle activity
- Supportive protective taping before sport/activity
- Arch support while you wait for orthotics or as an assessment whether they may be beneficial
- Education session to teach you or family member how to apply a specific tape technique