Dynamic Tape: Heal Quicker

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There are different kinds of athletic tape but Dynamic Tape is different as its elastic recoil helps reduce the load on the tendons. Ryan Kendrick, a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and the founder of Dynamic Tape describes using it like a bungee cord, this is of course elastic and absorbs shock. This means athletes aren't putting such a strain on certain muscles particularly any that may be injured. It does this without restricting any movements, which is also important when you are doing a sport or exercising. "Once clinicians understand the principles of Dynamic Tape and what it is capable of, they can integrate it into a variety of treatment approaches," says Kendrick. With an injury, "being able to modify the load can reduce pain early on and allow for quicker rehab and recovery." For some athletes, the tape is applied in a way that mimics the action of an injured muscle or tendon. It is placed on the body with the muscle
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or joint in the shortened position and with stretch on the tape. As the muscle or joint lengthens, the tape is stretched further and absorbs the load. This reduces the work of the muscles. What is really interesting is that Dynamic Tape is now being used with children who have cerebral palsy and other problems. Cerebral palsy means you can't control your muscles and the muscles are weak. This is where Dynamic Tape can help to get the muscles working more correctly. It can also correct the way a child walks; it does this by supporting postural control. Physiotherapists can therefore tackle each problem and develop individual techniques with the Dynamic Tape to achieve better control. “Because of the unique properties, visco-elasticity, strong recoil and four way stretch, the Dynamic Tape can contribute its elastic potential energy to resist, Contacts and sources:Jay Hyber 180 Communications. Source: Nano Patents And Innovations

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