SpiderTech Blog

  1. SpiderTech Brand Ambassadors Win Canada’s First Gold in Beach Volleyball World Championships

    Melissa Humana-Paredas, right, goes for the spike while Sarah Pavan reps Canada wearing the Canadian i-STRIPS on her back SpiderTech is proud to announce that Saran Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredas, who have been our brand ambassadors since 2017, are Canada’s first beach volleyball world champions. The Canadian duo defeated America’s Ross and Alexandra Klineman in straight sets to win the...
  2. Minor Injury Recovery and Prevention Through Kinesiology Tape

    What is kinesiology tape exactly? Well, it’s one or several strips of adhesive tape that, when applied to the skin, improves blood circulation, improves recovery time, prevents injuries, enhances performance and more. It’s often used by runners, cyclists and people suffering from joint discomfort like arthritis. One of the bigger questions people have with kinesiology tape is how it can...
  3. Different Uses For Kinesiology Tape

    On the market since 1970, kinesiology tape was first developed in Japan, growing in popularity around the globe for its various uses in the chiropractic and physical therapy world. There are constantly studies being done on the additional benefits and uses for kinesiology tape, many of which we have for you right here. Here are several different ways you can...
  4. Knee Pain 101

    Knee Pain 101 By: Shannon Uppington NSCA-CPT, DOMP Snap! Crackle! Pop! No, I’m not talking about Rice Krispies, I’m talking about your knees. Unfortunately, these sounds are often associated with pain when it comes to the knees. Knee pain is on the rise. It’s actually one of the most common areas of pain/injury that I see in my Osteopathy practice...
  5. SpiderTech partners with the PGA of Canada

    SpiderTech is pleased to announce it's new association as a national partner of The PGA of Canada.               As part of the partnership agreement, PGA of Canada members will be able to experience SpiderTech products at national championships and learn about them at Tee Talks Live this November in Halifax. Through this partnership, PGA...
  6. Kinesiology Taping for Pregnancy

    Remember the last time you saw your favorite athlete or Olympian wear neon pink, flashy looking tape while playing sport? Good news, this flashy adhesive isn’t just for athletes anymore. Pregnant women everywhere are using this therapeutic tape to relieve a whole host of pregnancy related symptoms from lower back and pelvic pain to rib discomfort and swollen ankles. How...
  7. How to treat Plantar Fasciitis?

    Don’t be afraid, but I’m going to talk about something that is every runner’s worst nightmare.  Its two evil words, one small piece of tissue that does so much but can also cause so much grief and agony.  Yes, plantar fasciitis.  There, I said it. So what exactly is plantar fasciitis?  First, let’s look at the function of the plantar...
  8. Healthy Hips, Mobile Life…

    Healthy Hips, Mobile Life… By: Shannon Uppington DOMP, NSCA-CPT   I think Shakira was on to something when she sang “Hips Don't Lie.” The hips are one of the most important joints in the body and strong but flexible hips are a good indicator of overall health and mobility. Tight and restricted hips can lead to pain throughout the entire body and can cause great discomfort during everyday activities. The hips allow us to walk, run, squat, jump and essentially move. They carry the weight of almost the entire body and form the important connection between our torso and the ground. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint, meaning it moves in many directions. Although the hip is meant to be very mobile, it is the second most mobile joint in the body next to the shoulder, it is very strong and is supported by many muscles and ligaments. Hip injuries can come in many forms, but nonetheless, they can be very debilitating and poor hip health can have a negative impact on one’s quality of life. Issues with the hip can also cause knee injuries, foot problems, back pain and other pelvic issues. Today, we will take a look at the anatomy of the hip, exercises to strengthen the hip muscles and stretches to improve hip flexibility and mobility. Glute Stretch - bring your knee towards the opposite shoulder Continue reading
  9. New Season, New Support

    Melissa Humana-Paredes and I are starting our second beach volleyball season together and we couldn’t be more excited to start competing and representing Canada internationally.  We got off to an amazing start in ‘2017!  After earning a silver medal in our first-ever event together in Rio, we went on to appear in the semi-finals of 7 out of 8 events played, winning GOLD in the Poreč Major, silver in Poland, and bronze in Switzerland. We ended 2017 as the #2-ranked women’s beach volleyball team in the world. Coming into 2018, we are ready to build on the foundation we laid in 2017 and our goals have gotten even bigger. We want to win more tournaments and undoubtedly establish ourselves as one of the top gold-medal contenders for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. During the Fort Lauderdale Major 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, USA on February 28, 2018. Continue reading
  10. Neck Pain - Why Your Neck Might Be Sore and How You Can Help Alleviate the Pain on Your Own

    Neck Pain - Why Your Neck Might Be Sore and How You Can Help Alleviate the Pain on Your Own By: Shannon Uppington DOMP, NSCA-CPT Raise your hand if you have ever experienced any of the following: Headaches or Migraines A heavy head - it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, literally! A dull constant achiness in your neck Inability to look over your shoulder or check your blind spot while driving because the pain when you turn your head is too much #Pain radiating from neck down into the shoulder Stiff neck upon waking Continue reading

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