Taping is used widely in our physiotherapy practice.  It has a number of different applications including:

  • for pain relief
  • for unloading soft tissue*
  • for correction of posture  
  • for prevention of injuries etc

It provides a good benefit combined with other treatments and is a good reminder that someone needs to work on their exercises.  Taping can be short term in terms of preventing injuries from a sporting event, or in longer terms for postural support and unloading (used with a hypo allergenic underwrap) to provide support and pain relief for some days.

Taping is one of the tools that your physiotherapists has to help you regain good function and good pain relief.

*Unloading is when tension is taken off irritated soft tissue resulting in pain relief.

*unloading soft tissue provides immediate pain relief for the right person


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