People with sports tape on them

What is sports taping?

Therapeutic taping is the technique of applying elastic cotton tape to muscles or joints to help with pain, improve muscle activation, reduce inflammation, or support a joint. We use different taping techniques depending on the goal of the treatment.

The tape is designed to be comfortable and non-restrictive. It is usually left on for 3 to 5 days and provides continuous benefit over this time. You can shower and engage in all your usual activities with the tape on.

Sports taping on a knee

Our sports taping services can:

  • Decrease pain (both acute and chronic)
  • Reduce swelling
  • Reduce muscle fatigue
  • Provide support for joints without restricting range of motion
  • Support injured muscles and tendons by reducing overstretching or over-contraction
  • Support weak or poorly activated muscles by assisting with muscle activation
  • Help enhance the benefit of other therapies