Sport Taping Edmonton | Sherwood Park

Sport Taping Edmonton | Sherwood Park

History of Sport Taping

Sport taping dates back to the 1880s. In 1893, Dr. Virgil Gibney published the ‘Gibney Basketweave’ technique for ankle taping. Eventually, this method and technique was used for various parts of the body. And in 1899, Johnson & Johnson introduced their first athletic tape product made of non-irritant adhesive.

Today, various courses are offered to teach proper sport taping techniques. The best techniques are taught and prove to be effective in reducing pain and aiding in recovery for injured athletes.

How Can Sport Taping Help You?

For years, athletes have been wrapping their joints and limbs with strapping and tape, laying it directly against their skin in order to restrict movement and keep bones and muscles in a specific position. In many cases, tape has been used to reduce pain, to aid in the recovery from an existing injury, or to prevent a new injury. Due to the restrictive nature of this form of tape, it must be removed soon after the activity has ceased.

Other common uses for sport taping in athletics include:

  • Preventing an injury from getting worse
  • Providing compression to manage swelling or bleeding
  • Creating a barrier to prevent injury
  • Securing a splint
  • And holding bandages and dressings in place.

What I Need to Know Before My First Sport Taping Appointment?

Our therapist’s have received extensive training in the correct use of sport tape. There are many different kinds of sport taping – all of which have a specific purpose. Incorrectly applied tape can cause blistering and even contribute to further injuries. Frequently, taping is done in combination with other treatment – such as after a proper assessment or a massage therapy treatment.

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About Athlete’s Choice Massage
Athlete’s Choice Massage is a modern massage studio. Since opening in 2016, Athlete’s Choice Massage has become an active part of the Edmonton and Sherwood Park community. Our experienced registered massage therapists set the highest standards in massage treatments. With massage therapy being covered by many people’s extended health care benefits, it is now easier than ever to experience the positive effects of therapeutic massage.