Sports Taping & Strapping. Taping and strapping techniques are commonly used by physiotherapists, athletic trainers and sports therapists in the treatment, support and prevention of sports injuries. Tape jobs are used to give extra support and reassurance to injured joints and soft tissues.
Taping is the process of applying tape directly to the skin in order to maintain a stable position of the bones and muscles during an athletic activity. It is a procedure that uses tape to physically keep in place muscles or bones at a certain position. This reduces pain and helps aid recovery. Taping is usually used to help recover from overuse and other injuries.
The general goals of athletic taping are to restrict the motion of an injured joint, compress soft tissues to reduce swelling, support anatomical structures involved in the injury, serve as a splint or secure a splint, secure dressing or bandages, protect the injured joint from re-injury, and protect the injured part while the injured part is in the healing process.