What is Strapping?
Strapping, or taping, is a rehabilitation technique that is used to facilitate and compliment the body’s natural healing processes. Strapping varies in many ways; from the type of tape used, to the direction of placement & tension applied.
It can provide support and stability to muscles, joints and all forms of soft tissue.
It has been shown to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints.
Strapping is often used in conjunction with other physiotherapy treatments and modalities during the rehabilitative process, to support or maintain a postural correction and to facilitate a reduction in pain.
Strapping is regularly used as a preventative measure, and can lessen the likelihood of acute injuries occurring.
Many top athletes, such as tennis players, prophylactically tape their ankles to minimize risk of injury during training & competition
Strapping can be used in the following instances: