Our History

Several years ago SpiderTech’s founder went skiing in the mountains and ended up sidelined after an aching knee took its toll.

Like any “never say die” entrepreneur he sought the help of a doctor to keep him going. Surprisingly, the doctor broke out a roll of kinesiology tape and did a complicated taping technique that helped relieve the discomfort, allowing him to hit the slopes again. While back skiing he couldn’t help but think that there must be a better way to tape up sore muscles and joints: that’s when he had his eureka moment – PRE-CUTS! Shortly thereafter, SpiderTech was born and the first pre-cuts were the shape of a “spider” for the knee.

Fast forward to today and SpiderTech is a leading pre-cut therapeutic tape – designed for fast, easy application that you can do yourself. We have full scale “body part specific” applications favored by sports therapists, to our revolutionary i-STRIP products for use by both therapists and enthusiasts.

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2006

  • NUCAP founder develops first one-piece knee kinesiology tape therapy for an “on the go” solution.
NUCAP Medical logo

2007

  • NUCAP Medical is Incorporated - division of NUCAP Industries, a Global Auto parts innovator and manufacturer
  • NUCAP Medical forms dedicated Research & Design Team.
Pre-Cut designs

2008

  • The original 12 Application-Specific Pre-Cut designs completed
  • Pre-Cut manufacturing begins in Toronto plant
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2009

  • Pre-Cut designs for Medical Professionals launch at 2009 APTA Combined Sections Meeting
  • NUCAP Medical obtains world-wide rights to “original Japanese kinesiology tape”
Chinese Tennis Pro Li Na

2010

  • NUCAP Medical officially launches the SpiderTech brand name.
  • SpiderTech’s signs its first Athlete Ambassador - Chinese Tennis Pro Li Na
US Cycling legend Dotsie Bausch

2011

  • US Cycling legend Dotsie Bausch becomes a SpiderTech Athlete Ambassador
  • “Easy to Apply” X, Y, and I Tape Strips Launched into Medical Professional market
Dotsie Bausch sitting on a bike

2012

  • Dotsie Bausch wins Silver in Team Pursuit at London Olympics
Amr_Elmaraghy research

2013

  • SpiderTech Distribution grows to over 46 countries world-wide.
  • SpiderTech launches Toronto tape manufacturing facility.
  • Orthopedic Journal of Sport Medicine publishes study demonstrating Tape Therapy as effective NSAIDS in rehab ElMaraghy, etal.
20 Unit X-Spider

2014

  • Innovative new “Safety Tin” retail packaging for 20 Unit X-Spider launches
woman using X-Strips on shoulder

2015

  • Simplified Tape Application system released on next-generation Consumer X-Strips
Melissa Humana-Paredes & Sarah Pavan

2017

  • Canadian Volleyball team Melissa Humana-Paredes & Sarah Pavan join SpiderTech’s Athlete Ambassadors
I-Strip 20 Pack tins

2017

  • SpiderTech releases new Universal “Snap-Stick & Go” i-STRIPS 20 Pack tins into retail.
SpiderTech Golf

2018

  • SpiderTech Golf - applications designed to improve swing performance and reduce injury impact – launches in-store and on-line
  • SpiderTech R&D releases new “Strip-On-Rolls” product to production