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  • Li Na on the Latest Cover of Time Magazine with SpiderTech Tape

    Li Na is the poster child for grit, determination and the fighting spirit. Her comeback to win the Australian Open when she was close to retirement was inspiring to say the least. Her post-match interview was jaw-dropping and her poise as always is unwavering. A true champion that people admire; Li Na is a symbol of inspiration for not only the Chinese, but also anyone who simply wants to live up to their potential and be free… truly free to do what they love with passion.

    It’s that freedom of movement and inspiration that formed a great relationship with us here at SpiderTech and we’re so grateful that Li Na continues to use SpiderTech tape in every match. We’re incredibly proud of what she has achieved and wanted to share it with anyone who desires to be a true champion. Congratulations for inspiring greatness and gracing the cover of Time Magazine once more.

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    Li Ni Graces the Cover of Time Magazine Wearing SpiderTech Tape

    How to Use SpiderTech Tape Like Li Na

    To get tape like Li Na you will need our Spider Tape rolls and our Y Power Strips. Take one Y Power Strip and anchor it roughly 3 inches above the knee and tape downwards (spread Y around the middle over the knee cap). Now taking the roll, a piece should be cut 12-15 inches and be applied on the outer side of the knee, brought under the knee cap and over the bottom of the Y Power Strip, then onto the upper inner side of the knee (as shown on the cover of the magazine). You may need to try this a couple times before you get the hang of it. Or you can try our pre-cut upper knee spider that is pre-cut and ready to go.

  • A Special Type of Athletic Tape for Your Knee Is Kinesiology Tape

    Kinesiology tape for your knee is a special type of sports tape which integrates naturally with your skin. The tape is designed to mimic the elasticity and thickness of the skin to provide added support while stabilizing the knee, without affecting the normal range of motion. The tape can be worn by athletes, joggers, runners, walkers, and anyone else with knee problems. Whether you are looking for a way to prevent injuries, or have knee problems, this kind of tape is designed to be used for both purposes.

    You will find kinesiology tape for your knee offered as pre-cut designs, including full knee and upper knee designs, as well as on rolls. Using precut designs is recommended, because you do not have to worry about measuring tape, applying it in the exact location, and being able to replicate similar results every time you use it. Precut patterns allow you to produce similar results every single time, help prevent waste, and make it easier to apply the product on your own without any additional help.

    Prior to applying the pre-cut kinesiology tape, you need to make sure the area is clean and dry. It is also suggested you shave hair in the application area; otherwise, when you remove the tape, it can pull on the hair and be uncomfortable for some people. Next, review the enclosed application instructions in detail before applying the tape, as they are designed to step you through the entire application process from start to finish, and refer to them as you apply the tape to your knee. For additional information about kinesiology tape, visit our website or contact us directly.

  • SpiderTech Sponsoring the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

    SpiderTech Sponsors the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer and Raises Nearly $250,000 for Cancer Research with Team SpiderTech Riders (via PRWeb)

    Elastic Kinesiology Therapeutic Sports Tape Brand SpiderTech Sponsors the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer Fundraising Event to Raise Awareness for Cancer Research and Laces Up with Another 140 Team SpiderTech Riders to Raise Additional $250,000. Empowering…

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  • Who Uses SpiderTech Taping Products?

    Many different people use SpiderTech taping products for various reasons, including professional athletes, fitness trainers, physical therapists, doctors, and normal people. How they use the sports tape products depends upon the results they require for the type of activity or injury being treated. For instance, prior to participating in rigorous sports, applying athletic tape to the muscle groups on the legs, back, arms, shoulder, and other areas of the body help reduce the likelihood of sustaining injuries. The tape provides additional support to the muscle groups, without affecting the normal range of motion while preventing overextending.

    Treating injuries with SpiderTech taping products helps reduce healing times, lowers pain, and offers added protection to sprained, strained, and torn muscles in the body. The tape creates a natural extension to the skin. The body’s nerve endings provide feedback to the brain over the entire area where the sports tape is applied. As a result, the pain receptors are not primarily focused on the specific site of the injury, so signals sent to the brain about pain are decreased. Since you are not focused on your pain and discomfort, you are able to function normally within the limits prescribed by your physical therapist or doctor.

    To learn more about SpiderTech taping products, feel free to explore our website, or give us a call at 1-866-270-1753 if you have further questions. Our products are latex free, waterproof, and designed to be worn for up to five days at a time.

  • Use Kinesiology Tape for Treating Patients with NSM

    As a medical professional, you are constantly looking for new ways to treat patients with neurosensory, structural, and microcirculatory (NSM) injuries and alignments. Kinesiology tape is one drug free method you can use for patients suffering from pain, swelling, and soreness as a result of surgery, chronic medical condition, or injury. In order to obtain the best results with body tape, it is recommended you learn the proper methods for applying the tape to achieve maximum results.

    Where Can I Learn How to Apply Kinesiology Tape?

    One place where you can learn how to properly apply kinesiology tape is through SpiderTech. SpiderTech recently announced our innovative and new education program for medical professionals through SpiderTech University. The first webinar is now open for registration and is scheduled for Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 2 PM EST. This jam-packed webinar will be hosted by Karena Wu PT, MS, CSCS, CPI, and it focuses on NSM: Microcirculatory, which provides an overview of techniques used to create mechano-disruptions in the skin, and the effects on fluid dynamics at the subcutaneous layer of the skin.

    During our free webinar you will learn a wide range of effective taping strategies and applications for kinesiology taping, which add value to your inpatient services. You can put your new training into practice immediately after completing our webinar. During the webinar, our host is going to teach you the correct application methods to learn how to tape like a professional. Register today for our free webinar by completing our online form, or contact us directly at 866-270-1753 for additional details.

  • 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, which is referred to as Elastic Sports 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.

    Bring Relief from Minor 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 issue, looking for a way to improve your posture, and deal with minor 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.

  • Learn the Correct Athletic Taping Methods

    There are right and wrong athletic taping methods and ways it should be applied to the body. To start with, you want to make sure the skin is clean and dry. If there is hair in the area where the tape is going to be applied, you might want to shave the area, first, as the tape can pull on the hair when it is removed. There are specific patterns for each of the areas of the body, and how you apply the tape will affect how it works.

    If you are using a rolled product, you have to cut each section of tape to the proper length. In cases where you are unfamiliar with the right lengths to cut and patterns to make, you are able to find pre-cut patterns for just about any area of the body. Pre-cut designs are also beneficial for people who want a fast, quick, and easy method for athletic taping, and they help prevent waste, which is common with rolled products.

    For instance, if your goal is to provide support, it should be stretched and applied directly over the muscles you want to support in a shortened position. On the other hand, if your goal is to bring relief to sore, swollen, sprained, or strained muscle groups, the tape is applied differently. You can learn the proper methods for applying body tape by reviewing our free online videos for all 17 of our pre-cut SpiderTech designs.

  • Treat Body Pain Naturally with Body Tape for Athletes

    Did you know you could use body tape for athletes to treat other types of painful conditions? Many people do not realize they can help reduce pain, soreness, and discomfort by applying kinesiology tape to the affected area of the body. This clinical athletic tape is waterproof, latex-free, and non-medicated. It provides an all-natural solution to bring relief so you are able to fully concentrate on what you are doing, whether it is completing tasks at your job, working around the house, or running errands. The tape is also designed to be worn for up to five days at a time in the affected area before it has to be replaced.

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  • Alleviate Minor Joint Pain by Using Elastic Therapeutic Body Tape

    If you suffer from aches or have an injury where you have minor joint pain, one thing you can do is use elastic kinesiology therapeutic body tape to help reduce your suffering. There are several different types of taping products on the market today. You want to make sure you choose the right one that will deliver the results you seek. Keep in mind there are both short term and long term wearing options, depending upon the product you select. Continue reading

  • Alleviate Joint Pain by Using Body Tape

    If you suffer from arthritis or have an injury where you have constant joint pain, one thing you can do is use body tape to help reduce your suffering. There are several different types of taping products on the market today. You want to make sure you choose the right one that will deliver the results you seek. Keep in mind there are both short term and long term wearing options, depending upon the product you select.

    For example, if you use regular sports athletic tape on the affected area, it helps compress the joint and may bring short term relief. However, it is not designed to be worn for a long period of time. Further, this type of tape does not allow the skin to breath, so sweat gets trapped under the tape. In addition, you normally need assistance when applying the tape, to ensure it is securely attached to the body.

    On the other hand, kinesiology elastic therapeutic body tape is better suited for treating joint pain from arthritis and sports injuries. Once attached and in place, it can be worn for up to five days before it has to be changed. The tape allows the skin to breathe so you do not have to worry about sweat being trapped underneath it. This kind of taping product is also waterproof, so it is okay if it gets wet. To learn more about the benefits of kinesiology taping, browse our website or contact us directly for further assistance in selecting the right products.