Dynamic Tape has revolutionized therapeutic taping by introducing the world’s first range of tapes with varying grades of stretch, strength, and recoil to solve different clinical problems far more specifically.
Dynamic Tape Original is available in two strengths recognizable by their colors: beige with beige tattoo and beige with a black tattoo. Common to both of these tapes is high stretch, good resistance, and strong recoil. It stretches much further and does not have a rigid endpoint like kinesiology tapes.
This design and the unique, visco-elastic properties allow it to work like a bungee cord by acting on the levers of the body aiming to provide a deceleration force, absorb load and reduce the work on injured, overloaded, or fatigued tissues. It is particularly well suited to applications targeting the musculotendinous unit, functional assistance where weakness or nerve injury is present, or for long multijoint applications.
The black tattoo offers a slightly higher resistance and recoil than the beige tattoo and is the more commonly used product. The beige tattoo may be preferable on more sensitive skin due to the slightly lower forces or where a more discreet taping application is required.
What are the advantages of Dynamic Tape?
Dynamic Tape allows the wearer to move through a full range of motion without limitation. Dynamic Tape can strongly assist or resist movement, facilitate or inhibit and offload tissue through a full range of motion. This is only possible due to the highly elastic nature and four-way stretch necessary when taping multi-joint muscles and performing complex, three-dimensional skills.
DYNAMIC TAPE IS NOT KINESIOLOGY TAPE
The differences between Kinesiology tape and Dynamic Tape:
Its primary aim is not to lift the skin like Kinesio. It is applied with the body part in a short position and the tape on stretch (the opposite to traditional Kinesio taping) so that as movement occurs, the tape resists and absorbs load, decelerating movement in much the same way as a bungee cord.
Once deceleration is complete, the energy is stored as elastic potential energy although may still be imparting a corrective force if trying to modify technique or movement patterns. As shortening occurs the tape can assist initiation in fast movements or through the range in slower movements (e.g. working as an active assist in someone who has had a stroke).
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