Tissues don’t fail because of pain, they fail because of load. Aware that many of the conditions presenting in clinical practice were a result of overuse or more correctly overload, Ryan recognised that current taping products were ineffective at absorbing load or contributing energy to reduce the workload of the musculotendinous unit. They were also ineffective at modifying the biomechanics whilst still permitting the full range of motion necessary to perform the complex skills required in many athletic pursuits. PosturePals had been developed for the same reason – to give patients a tool that they could use to reinforce or enhance the effects of treatment between visits without limiting their ability to perform their usual sports or activities of daily living.
After several years of development to address these limitations, Dynamic Tape was launched commercially in 2010. It is an adjunctive clinical tool in the management of muscle strains and tears, overuse and biomechanical injuries like achilles and patellar tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff pathology, tennis elbow, shin splints etc. but also equally applicable in Paediatrics, Neurology, Hand Therapy and even in Respiratory care.
Due to the clinical effectiveness, in the first twelve months alone distribution expanded from Australia to include New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, South Africa and continues to grow rapidly now reaching over 25 countries.