Therapeutic Taping is often used as an adjunct to rehabilitation. There are many different types of tape that can be used for a variety of different reasons. Overall, the techniques implemented by a rehabilitative specialist are used to promote healing of tissue that has previously been injured.
The purpose of the tape can fall into one of two categories:
Some forms of therapeutic taping include Kinesio Tape, Dynamic Tape, Rocktape, Leukotape, and athletic tape.
Not all patients require the use of therapeutic tape, and your rehabilitative specialist can determine if it is appropriate for you.
Therapeutic tape is used to aid with the healing process, not as a cure for any condition. It should be combined with other interventions of care to see optimal results and should eventually be weaned once realistic goals are obtained. Most therapeutic tape is latex free; however, some are not, and this should be taken into consideration prior to its use.