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Functional Movement Taping

What is taping?

Taping or strapping is a technique used for injury prevention or rehabilitation, so that you can continue to experience improved functionality post-treatment.

What are the benefits of taping?

The benefits of taping will depend on your injury and goals, but can include:

  • Protection of injured soft tissue structures (ligaments, tendons, fascia)
  • Injury prevention
  • Encourage normal movement
  • Quicker return to sport or work
  • Pain reduction
  • Improve sports performance
  • Improve the stability of a joint
  • Reduce the risk of re-injury
  • Reduce swelling

Who will benefit from taping?

At Bracknell & Ascot Massage Therapy we use taping as part of a treatment programme for many injuries and conditions including:

  1. Neck & shoulder injuries
  2. Ankle sprains
  3. Knee pain
  4. Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
  5. Tendonitis e.g. tennis elbow
  6. Muscle strains e.g. hamstrings, groin, quadriceps

How can taping help me?

Whether you are  in pain or recovering from an injury or would like to use taping as an pain / injury prevention technique, taping can help you in the following ways:

  • Helps to reduce pain by stimulating movement detectors in the nerve (mechanoreceptors) which stop messages passing via pain receptors (nociceptors)
  • Restrict movements that may cause further damage to an existing injury
  • Facilitate the normal healing process of soft tissues
  • Support and protect the muscles surrounding an injured joint
  • Remove the pressure from an injury
  • Helps to reduce swelling
  • Provide feedback to the area to correct any abnormal movements
  • Provide proprioception (awareness of joints position) to reduce the risk of re injury
  • Improve the coordination of a joint that may be reduced by injury

If you feel like you may benefit from taping as part of a massage treatment, then please email or call us on 07733 320412.

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