Kinesiology Taping Re-Invented
SpiderTech is a line of pre-engineered tape-based therapeutic supports that was developed to facilitate a functional medicine approach to pain modulation and myofascial dysfunction. The re-invention of Kinesiology Tape methodologies, in the form of “pre-cut” applications, is designed for clinical use and provides a standardization of Kinesiology tape treatment in a manner that increases treatment throughout.
SpiderTech “Ready to Apply” applications meet the needs of today’s rehabilitative and performance enhancing professionals by providing a coupled, synergistic influence on pain reduction, injury prevention and performance enhancement called 3P.
- Pain reduction via neural mechanisms which result in the restoration of normal position sense and muscle activation patterns.
- Prevention through re-establishing functional joint stability, enhancing the necessary natural healing mechanisms and through smooth controlled limitation of potentially harmful ranges of motion.
- Performance enhancement indirectly through decreased repetitive strain trauma, decreased onset of muscular fatigue and the reduced occurrence of muscle cramping.
How does Spidertech Work?
The tape, made with hypoallergenic acrylic glue, is manufactured to be the same weight, thickness and elasticity as the skin and is therefore able to integrate with the body’s sensory system naturally. There are 3 possible categories of effect which have been identified depending on the method of application and the therapeutic outcome desired.
- Dynamically supports better postural positions.
- Prevent harmful ranges of motion without a hard end feel.
- Reduce strain on affected muscle.
- Enhanced sensory stimulation leading to decreased perception of pain.
- Restoration of normal muscle activation and function.
- Reinforces the restoration of functional stability.
- Promotes peripheral neuroplasticity.
- Stimulation of the skin’s endogenous analgesic system.
- Wave pattern formation.
- Superficial fascial thixotrophy.
- Improved lymphatic flow.
- Improved superficial microcirculatory flow.