The benefits of Physical Therapy Taping

Your Therapy Network physical therapist may use taping as part of your recovery plan.

Taping includes elastic tape to aid in your natural healing process strategically. The taping provides stability to joints and muscles without restricting your range of motion across various conditions.

What are the benefits of Physical Therapy Taping?

Taping provides a wide range of recovery benefits. Here are seven key benefits of taping:

  • Taping prevents further injury
  • Performance improves as taping enables weak muscles to perform
  • It provides a reduction in pain and swelling
  • Posture is improved
  • Taping increases circulation
  • Protects against cramping
  • Muscles are relaxed while using tape

The good news is that Kinesiology Taping helps a wide range of conditions.

Taping Treats a Variety of Ailments

If you participate in sports or watch them, you probably notice athletes using tape during practice or competition. Physical therapists use taping to help athletes and those diagnosed with various conditions.

One condition that benefits from taping are lower back pain. If you suffer from sciatica, your recovery plan may include taping. Or how about knee pain? Yes, taping is often used as a therapy solution.

For any condition, a multi-prong therapy plan enhances recovery. Taping is most beneficial with paired with a range of physical therapy solutions.

Physical Therapy at The Therapy Network

During your first visit to The Therapy Network, a therapy specialist will review your medical history and current condition. Your therapist will review the benefits of taping for your condition. A recovery plan will be created that may include taping.

Another benefit of taping includes the patient’s ability to tape at home after receiving training and education from a TTN therapist.

Appointments are available today. The Therapy Network has six locations in Tidewater, Virginia. If you live in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, or Chesapeake, Virginia, there is a location near your neighborhood.


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