Some say taping has been a part of sports since the first modern day Olympic Games back in Greece. Athletes are always looking for a edge and a way to prevent, manage, and heal from all sorts of injuries.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist IMS Practitioner and founder of the hot new product Dynamic Tape Ryan Kendrick says taping may have come to prominence during the Olympic Games in Beijing and London, but there is good reason for that happening.
"Professional athletes are looking to extend their careers and stay injury-free," says Kendrick.
Kendrick, who has years of experience dealing with athletes with a variety of injuries, and used to travel the pro tennis tour developed Dynamic Tap with a "bungee cord" in mind. The mission of Dynamic Tape is to reduce the load of the tendons during athletic performance.
“We are focused on managing the load and using elastic recoil to absorb the load,” Kendrick said, “We use it mechanically and use it like a bungee cord. The elastic energy in the tape for deceleration and to absorb the local load which in turn takes the work off of the muscles. Your energy improves biomechanics to improve.”
Years of hard work and research went into perfecting this technology and Kendrick adds that those that wear and use Dynamic Tape don't lose any mobility or range of motion.
This explanation is taken right from Dynamic Tape's website:
Dynamic Tape can strongly assist or resist movement, facilitate or inhibit and offload tissue through full range of motion. This is only possible due to the highly elastic nature (no endpoint like kinesiotapes) and four way stretch necessary when taping multi joint muscles or movements and performing complex, three-dimensional skills.
Dynamic Tape can actually help an athlete before they start having issues.
“We determine what is going on with the athletes and address what is going on and teach them how to develop techniques with biomechanics and treatment approaches,” Kendrick adds, “ We develop techniques to address that. The more you load the more pain you have and more it drives that pain through the tendons. Being able to modify the load can reduce pain early on.”
With elite athletes in all sports using tape of all materials and colors, Dynamic Tape offers a simple and easy to use option for athletes of all ages, abilities, and body types.
As with any product like Dynamic Tape, check with your doctor and get his or her opinion on using taping products like Dynamic Tape.
Check out Dynamic Tape at www.dynamictape.com.