SPORTS MEDICINE & ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE CENTER
Adhesive taping is used in athletics and sedentary population for both injury prevention and treatment to limit joint motion. Classic taping is the process of applying tape directly to the skin or over the under wrap in order to maintain a stable position of bones and muscles during athletic activity. It is a procedure that uses tape, attached to the skin, to physically keep in place muscles or bones at a certain position. This reduces pain and aids recovery. Taping is usually used to help recover from overuse and other injuries. The general goals of athletic taping are to restrict the motion of injured joint, compress soft tissues to reduce swelling, support anatomical structure involved in the injury, protect the injured joint from re-injury, and protect the injured part while the injured part is in the healing process.