DYNAMIC TAPE - NOT JUST FOR WIMBLEDON OR THE WORLD CUP
Dynamic Tape is a unique, strongly elastic tape designed by an Australian Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist to help manage load and to modify movement patterns. It is used widely by athletes but is equally useful in the management of other musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
Dynamic Tape is the original Biomechanical Tape & original Tattoo Tape featuring the beautiful tribal tattoo design created by Norfolk Island and Tahitian artist, Tihoti. Why?
It is not like kinesiology tape. It is made from different material, has completely different physical properties and is used very differently with a completely different aim in mind.
Dynamic Tape is a different tool for a different job. It is made from very different materials, has completely different physical properties and is used very differently to rigid athletic tapes or the colourful kinesiology tapes that are often seen.
Dynamic Tape is a highly elastic tape which stretches in all directions and has very strong recoil properties. It can be laminated together to increase this power. It stretches much further and does not have a rigid end point like kinesiology tapes.
This design and the unique, visco-elastic properties allow it to work like a bungee cord by acting on the levers of the body aiming to provide adeceleration force, absorb load and reduce the work on injured tissues. Once deceleration is complete, the energy is stored as elastic potential energy and then reinjected back into the system to assist movement as shortening commences.
In this way it may assist the work of weak, injured or overloaded muscles or may be used to change movement patterns by pulling the body in one direction or resisting it in another. This may be useful for improving technique in sport, assisting gait in a child with cerebral palsy or assisting the grasp of someone who has suffered a stroke.
In simple terms it provides strong mechanical assistance to reduce the work on injured tissues, assist weak muscles or improve movement patterns while still allowing full range of motion even when performing complex, multi-planar movements like those required in sport or work.
This is very different to the primary neurophysiological approach described by kinesiology tapes where they aim to lift the skin to create space in order to take pressure off pain sensitive structures, to increase the circulation or to effect muscle activity via the input into the nervous system through the skin.