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  • Can Anyone Use Athletic Tape to Treat a Muscle Injury?

    One common question many people have is whether they can use athletic tape to treat a muscle injury, or if this tape is only for athletes. No matter whether you are a sports professional player, or a normal person suffering from chronic low back pain or a strained, sprained, or torn muscle, you are free to use sports tape to help aid in the healing process. Just make sure you select the proper taping product, because there are differences, such as how long you wear them, and how difficult they are to apply. Continue reading

  • Your Favorite Athletes Wear SpiderTech Tape

    You may have seen SpiderTech tape being worn by your favorite athletes, as well as during the recent Olympics. This tape is not just to add color to the athletes’ bodies, but also to help prevent injuring muscles groups within the body, as well as to prevent re-injury to them. It is a non-medicated tape which is water-resistant. It is designed to be applied to anywhere on your body where the muscles require support.

    Anyone Can Use SpiderTech Tape

    Prior to starting a workout or other type of physical activity, you can apply SpiderTech tape to your muscle groups and joints to help prevent against injuries. In cases where your sports training, weight training, or other workouts get too intense, and you are experiencing slight pain and discomfort, you do not have to sit on the sidelines.

    Simply apply the tape to the affected area of the body to help prevent overextending muscles beyond their normal range of motion. The tape also provides additional support to the muscle groups and helps reduce your discomfort. In the event of a serious injury, it is recommended you seek medical attention if there is considerable swelling, discomfort, or bruising.

    SpiderTech tape is latex free, so you never have to worry about an allergic reaction. It is made from 100 percent breathable cotton materials with a 100 percent poly-acrylic adhesive backing. It is available in several different colors and pre-cut designs, so you do not have to worry about measuring and cutting rolls of tape.

  • Protect Your Ankle during Rigorous Activities with Ankle Tape

    Whenever you participate in rigorous sports and other activities where your ankles move constantly or frequently, it is highly recommended you use ankle tape to help protect this area of your body. Properly applied tape helps protect this area of the body because it reduces the stresses placed on the joint during physical sports and other activities. Taping is used for a variety of reasons, and provides several benefits when it is applied correctly, including:

    • Speeds Healing of Existing Injuries
    • Lowers Risks of Further Aggravating or Causing Additional Injury to the Affected Area
    • Allows You to Return to Your Activity or Sport Sooner
    • Lowers Risks of Sustaining New Injuries
    • Helps Prevent Re-Injuring Old Injuries

     

    Just keep in mind the results you experience are directly related to the type of taping product you use. For instance, if you use regular sports athletic tape, you could experience an allergic reaction if it is made from latex. Other people have reported experiencing other issues when using regular sports tape, such as it not being waterproof, not being available in pre-cut designs, and having problems cutting the tape and applying it in the proper areas around the ankle.

    All of these issues are easy to avoid by using SpiderTech ankle tape. SpiderTech offers exclusive pre-cut designs to provide targeted relief and injury prevention. This type of tape is waterproof, latex- and drug-free, made from 100 percent cotton, and can work for up to five days before it has to be changed. In addition, you will find a wide range of fashionable colors to choose from so you can match your team colors or select your favorite color.

  • Team SpiderTech Raises $356,214 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

    This past weekend (June 7-8) over 5,200 riders rode 200 km from Toronto to Niagara and raised $20 million for cancer research in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. Not only was SpiderTech a sponsor, but we threw the towel in and decided to form a team to raise funds ourselves and contribute to the cause in every way we could. After all, nearly everyone knows someone close to them who had dealt with this deadly disease.

    Team SpiderTech at Ride to Conquer Cancer

    Team SpiderTech at Ride to Conquer Cancer

    The newly formed charity team coined “Team SpiderTech” consisted of staff, friends, family, colleagues and of course new friends who joined. We’re proud to say that in our first year 133 team members raised $356,214 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre!

    “Team SpiderTech Raises $356,214 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre”

    We were humbled by their dedication, stories and commitment to contribute to such a good cause. The weekend was truly remarkable, inspiring, and embodied the perseverance you need to not only do the grueling 200 km, but to face cancer. Hundreds of people got taped up to battle day two and the back half of the 200 km cycling event and we were happy to help… we were getting taped up too!

    SpiderTech Performance Taping Zone

    SpiderTech Performance Taping Zone at Ride to Conquer Cancer

    “Hundreds of people got taped up to battle day two and the back half of the 200 km cycling event”

    Team SpiderTech at Ride to Conquer Cancer Starting Line

    Team SpiderTech at Ride to Conquer Cancer Starting Line

    Our hats are off to the Team SpiderTech riders and all riders. We are extraordinarily proud to have rode with them – shoulder-to-shoulder, in the heat, through the hills, the muscle cramps, and most importantly with smiles on our faces knowing that we are helping to make a difference.

  • Bring Relief from Pain with Drug-Free Spider Tape

    If you are looking for a drug-free way to bring relief and support from muscle injuries, you should try Spider Tape. This revolutionary kinesiology tape is designed to help alleviate your discomfort while helping to promote healthy healing without the use of strong prescription medications. The tape can be applied to anywhere your muscles ache and feel sore. It may be used for all aspects of your life, whether you are active in sports, weight training, cardio training, or have an ongoing medical condition, looking for a way to improve your posture, and deal with chronic back, neck, or shoulder pain.

    Achieve Replicable Results with Spider Tape

    Unlike other kinesiology taping products on the market today, Spider Tape is available in several precut designs. You never have to worry about cutting rolled tape again. The problem with using a rolled product is it is difficult to replicate successful placement and results. You might place the tape on your body one time, and achieve outstanding results, but the next time, you are unable to replicate the same outcome.

    Fortunately, this is not an issue with SpiderTech taping products. Because the tape is already precut, you never have to worry whether you cut the right length, or other such issues. Instead, you can quickly apply it to the area of the body that hurts the most. Your results are easy to replicate every single time you replace the tape. To learn more about our kinesiology taping products, feel free to explore our website, or contact us directly.

  • Use Knee Tape to Protect Your Knees against Injury

    Before undertaking strenuous activities where you will be bending your knees, it is worthwhile to protect your knees using knee tape. This special type of tape is designed to provide added support to the muscles to help lower the likelihood of sustaining an injury, compared to not using any taping product. In addition, the tape helps protect people who have already had a previous knee injury, as well as those recovering from a current injury.

    The knee tape integrates with the body so that you do not realize it is there. The weave pattern of the tape is uniquely designed to provide elasticity and move as your knee and leg moves. As a result, it replicates the same elasticity and thickness of your skin, while supporting and stabilizing the area, without adversely affecting your normal range of motion.

    Besides protecting your knees, you can apply the same type of tape to multiple regions on your body. With many precut designs available, it is possible to increase support for your ankles, elbows, wrists, shoulder, neck, back, groin, and other muscle groups. Go ahead and tape your entire body when you want complete protection for all of your muscle groups.

    SpiderTech knee and body tape is made from 100 percent breathable cotton and is completely latex-free. It is completely waterproof, so you do not have to worry about the tape coming off if it gets wet. You can wear the tape for up to five days at a time before it has to be changed.

  • What Makes SpiderTech Kinesiology Tape Different?

    SpiderTech kinesiology tape is different from other forms of kinesiology elastic therapeutic taping products, in several ways. One of the most noticeable innovations is our pre-cut design. This convenience makes it simple and easy to apply the tape. There is no measuring, cutting, or waste common with other rolled tape products. Many of the designs can be applied by yourself so you do not need assistance applying it to several areas of your body. In addition, you are able to achieve and reproduce the same results every time you wear the tape.

    All SpiderTech kinesiology tape products are specifically created to simulate the thickness, elasticity, and weight of the human skin. They are made from 100 percent cotton with a poly-acrylic adhesive, which leaves no sticky residues once the tape is removed. You also do not have to worry about allergic reactions, as the tape is hypoallergenic and latex free.

    SpiderTech taping products may be worn differently, depending upon the desired functionality you want to achieve. If you are using it to prevent injuries or provide support for your posture, it should be applied in a shortened position. On the other hand, if you are wearing it to alleviate pain and discomfort from an injury, it is attached differently to the body, as outlined in the included instructions.

    The tape is designed to be worn in a variety of conditions, even while performing strenuous exercises or participating in sporting events. The tape is waterproof, lasts for up to five days, and available in several fashionable colors. To learn more about SpiderTech products, feel free to explore our website, or contact us directly, today.

  • Get Relief from Muscle Pain by Applying Kinetic Tape

    Kinetic tape can help bring relief from muscle pain, soreness and discomfort when worn on a regular basis. The tape helps to normalize your nerve responses by altering them by creating enhanced sensory stimulation to the affected area of your body. This essentially disrupts the normal pain signals and causes them to diminish. As a result, you notice a marked difference and reduction in discomfort.

    Prevent Re-Injury and Reduce Chronic Pain with Kinetic Tape

    You can continue to wear kinetic tape after an injury has healed or if you suffer from chronic conditions, such as arthritis. Long term usage of the tape provides support and strength to your muscles, without restricting their range of motion. For instance, if you notice your lower back starts to hurt after sitting at your desk all day, using the tape daily helps maintain proper posture and prevent low back pain. Instead of feeling sore and uncomfortable after a long work day, you end up noticing little to no discomfort whatsoever, depending upon your overall health and wellness.

    Applying the tape before strength training, exercising, or other strenuous activities helps reduce the likelihood of causing re-injury to a recently healed area of your body. The tape provides an added layer of protection to keep your muscles safe and avoid over-extending them. The tape helps pull the thin layers of the skin open, and increases blood flow and circulation to the area to promote healthy muscle responses.

  • Come and Join Us On Sunday September 28th 2014 and Cycle 4 St. Joe’s!

    The ride will begin and end at Glen Eagle Golf Course in Caledon, just 30 minutes from the city. Cross the ­finish line feeling great about your personal victory and for supporting great care close to home at St. Joe’s! 

    SpiderTech Cycle For St Joes 2014Visit www.cycle4stjoes.ca for all of the details and to register your team or yourself today!

     

  • Lower Risks of Injury and Increase Healing Times with Sports Tape

    Sustaining injuries while playing sports is not enjoyable since these could take you out of the game for the rest of the season. You might tear your groin muscle, twist and sprain your ankle, strain the muscles in your back, or have multiple injuries. One way to reduce the likelihood of receiving injuries as you play sports is to use sports tape. Athletic tape provides additional support and protection to multiple areas of your body, without affecting your range of motion. Just keep in mind, wearing the tape does not make you invincible, but can mean the difference between a serious injury which keeps you benched and one where you only miss a few games.

    After being injured, sports tape can help reduce healing times and provide support to the damaged muscles, tendons, and nerves. When applied correctly, athletic tape creates a natural extension of your skin and the support it offers. Because of the added protection on the affected area, pain is reduced, because the pain receptors and nerve endings are naturally interrupted. As a result, you feel less pain, and you do not focus on it, so the body is able to heal the area faster.

    Is There a Difference Between Sports Tape Products?

    There is a noticeable difference between the various sports tape products on the market. Standard tape is meant to be used while participating in the sport, during rehabilitative exercises, and other short periods of time. It is not designed to be left on the body for long periods of time, nor is it waterproof. SpiderTech tape, on the other hand, is made from latex-free pure cotton and waterproof materials. It is meant to be worn for up to five days at a time on areas of the body where it hurts.