Dawn Gulick, professor of physical therapy at Widener University, published a case study on the use of Dynamic Tape to correct posture and support for a previous clavicular fracture with a competitive cyclist. The article can be found in the Journal of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice April issue in 2016, Volume 28. Just another example of when motion is ideal but support and control is necessary, Dynamic Tape is the right tool for the job.
This study reports changes in kinematics and muscle activation with concurrent reduction in pain. View article
A new article currently in press has been published online in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. The Editor-in-Chief of this journal is Leon Chaitow and the journal is held in high regard. Lead author and NZ Physiotherapist, Warrick McNeill recently attended a Dynamic Taping workshop in the Netherlands conducted by Dynamic Taping developer, Ryan Kendrick. In this article he explains some of the concepts underpinning Dynamic Taping and describes just how different the tape itself is along with the reasons why it was developed in this way and how this permits biomechanical uses not previously possible. Some of the emerging research is outlined along with future challenges. View article
This randomised and blinded study examined the difference on arch height and foot length between an ‘active’ technique that was applied with the foot in the shortened position to maximise a ‘bungy’ or mechanical effect with a ‘passive’ technique that was applied with the foot in a relaxed position thereby contacting the exact same skin and appearing exactly the same but with minimal opportunity to exert a mechanical effect.
The active technique was shown to have a much greater effect on arch height and foot length suggesting that mechanical change can be effected provided that the tape crosses a joint or joints, is applied in the shortened position and can get good purchase on the levers. View article
This study looked at the effect of Dynamic Taping over a four day period to determine any effect of tape fatigue. It examined the effect on arch height and foot length in both weight bearing and non-weight bearing in a marathon runner with plantar fasciitis. The resting height of the navicular was higher in both weight bearing and non-weight bearing and the magnitude of the navicular drop was halved also suggested a reduction in velocity. Significant change was maintained and in fact a 4mm increase in height was still present 24 hours after removal of the tape. View article
Dynamic Tape is the original Biomechanical Tape…..it is not Kinesiology Tape. We have been saying this for years but the comparison is made over and over. So here is a video that helps categorize a few different types of tape and hopefully will show you why Dynamic Tape is a tape unto itself.
Physio Press – Issue 1 – Nov 2013
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