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Sam Whiteson TapingWhat is taping? Taping is used for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Practitioners at The Back and Body Clinic have advanced training in how to apply effective taping depending on your goals of treatment. The physiotherapists can also teach you how to apply the tape yourself so you can continue to experience the benefit. We use lots of different tape options and have tape in stock for you to purchase should you wish. We use Zinc Oxide tape, Hyperfix (underlay) tape and K Tape (Kinesiology).

What are the benefits of taping? The benefits of taping will depend on your injury. Your physiotherapists will aim to encourage some of the following benefits:

  • Protection of injured soft tissue structures (ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia)
  • Encourage normal movement and enhance biomechanics
  • Quicker return to sport or work
  • Pain reduction
  • Improved Lymphatic Drainage and reduced swelling
  • Improves the stability of a joint
  • Reduces the risk of re-injury
  • Provide proprioception (awareness of joints position)

Shoulder TapingWhat is Taping used for? At The Back and Body Clinic we use taping as part of a treatment programme for many injuries and conditions including:

  • Shoulder injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Ankle sprains
  • Knee pain
  • Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Tendonitis e.g. tennis elbow
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Muscle strains e.g. hamstrings, groin, quadriceps