What is Taping and why is it done?
Tape it up!
Vinay Sharma is a dynamic eighteen-year-old college going student, from a reputed educational institute in Bangalore. His only passion is tennis, which he has been playing from the age of ten. To convert this passion into his profession, Vinay is undergoing rigorous training to compete in the Under 19 state level championship. Unfortunately one day, during one of the practice sessions, Vinay fell down and hurt his right knee and shoulder.
After the X ray routine and consultation with his doctor, he was relieved to know that, there were no fractures during the fall. There was a ligament tear in his knee and inflammation and swelling on his shoulder. His doctor suggested that, he should consult a physiotherapist for strapping and taping of both the places, to heal faster. Vinay was sceptical to go ahead with the taping , as he feared that it would restrict his movements a lot and it requires few weeks of bed rest. But, when he walked into Anand Physiotherapy Centre, the whole concept was explained to him and how it is used in healing.
Taping is a method of application of a thin, stretchy, cotton-based therapeutic band that can heal variety of injuries and inflammatory conditions. It is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows it to be worn without binding or restriction of movement. It is commonly used by physiotherapists to relieve pain, improve joint stability, reduce injury recurrence and to prevent injury. The main aim of taping is to:
There are different taping methods that can be used for problems with different body locations. The exact application of each technique may be different depending on the reasoning process of the person who applied the tape. Basically there are two techniques of taping:
Rigid Strapping Tape is recommended where an extra strong tape is necessary to support joints under extra-high stress. For his ligament tear,Vinay was suggested this type of taping, as a firm environment is required to heal. The extra strong adhesive in the tape will ensure that, it will remain in place during vigorous activities.
Taping is not an easy task, and it is worth going to someone who has been trained in the taping methods, to get effectively taped in order to obtain its maximum benefit. Walk in to Anand Physiotherapy Centre, where our trained physiotherapists provide taping services to ensure that you are healed quickly.
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