Strapping Techniques

Strapping Techniques are an important part of the rehabilitation of active feet and lower limb injuries. Our specialist Podiatrists are highly trained in foot strapping techniques, with different types of tape available to manage pain, injury and activity.

Rigid tape is used to stabilize bones and muscles for active activity and prevent excessive movement. Essential during early intervention, rigid strapping reduces pain and aids in recovery.

Kinesiology tape differs from other types of strapping tape in both form and function. Kinesiology tape (also known as k-tape) has unique elastic properties which provide dynamic support to protect the injured muscles and/or joints. Kinesiology tape allows for a safe and functional range of motion and helps with inflammation and lymphatic drainage of injured muscles –reducing healing time.

This non-restrictive tape can be worn for 4-5 days 24/7 allowing longer therapeutic benefits for muscles and/or joint injuries.

Like Kinesiology tape, active taping is very supportive. Allowing support during active movement, it takes the load of the muscles and/or joints whilst still allowing free motion. Active taping is a highly effective pain management tool during the rehabilitation phase of foot injuries. Particularly useful in the treatment of overuse and tendon injuries including Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis and bone and/or joint injuries such as Sever’s Disease active taping is an essential tool.

Your specialist Podiatrist will demonstrate which strapping technique is best for you needs and injury. Links to our strapping techniques can be found here.