Taping is commonly used as an adjunct or temporary technique. Athletes often make use of taping as a protective mechanism in the presence of an existing injury. Some of the goals with taping are to restrict the movement of njured joints, soft tissue compression to reduce swelling, support anatomical position and as a protection from re-injury. Taping is used as one of the means of rehabilitation in instances where support and stability are needed.
The most common benefits of applying the therapeutic taping technique are to:
Relieve pain, improve joint stability, reduce injury recurrence, prevent injury, reduce strain on injured or vulnerable tissues.