At Clare house physiotherapy taping and strapping is used to treat and assist in the healing of certain conditions. The use of tape is used to treat muscle disorders, joint dysfunction and lymphoedema reduction. Taping and strapping can also help in pain management and to aid the lymphatic and muscle systems.
There are several types of tape available including McConnell and white athletic taping. Ann Clare uses Kinesio taping as it has many advantages over conventional tape methods. Kinesio tape uses a special cotton elastic adhesive tape that is applied directly to skin to support and rehabilitate and injury.
Kinesio tape allows for the full range of motion and is not limiting like other tapes. It is a latex free. It does not produce compression on the skin which means it can be worn for up to 5 days where other forms of tape need to be replaced daily.