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  1. Reduction of Swelling & Bruising with Kinesiology Tape

    If you have watched any sports recently, you have probably seen brightly-coloured tape patterned across your favourite athletes. That is kinesiology tape: a therapeutic tape commonly used to provide muscle support, alignment and strength. It also helps with swelling reduction, healing and injury prevention. However, it is not reserved for high-performance athletes! If you are experiencing swelling or bruising, then...
  2. The Deal With Kinesiology Tape - Help or Hype?

    Kinesiology tape has grown in popularity over the years; especially since being seen in use during the Olympics. Many athletes donned colourful pieces of tape on their bodies, but was it all for the show? Or does kinesiology tape serve an actual function? Unfortunately, many people are getting mixed signals about kinesiology tape because of high profile athletes wearing it...
  3. Kinesiology Taping During Pregnancy + Techniques for the Pregnant Belly

    Pregnancy can be one of the most magical times in a woman’s life. But with all the exciting stuff happening, there are also some unpleasant things that come along with it. Less pleasant things like nausea, swelling, increased sensitivity to smell or sound, difficult sleeping and back pain due to weight gain. Luckily, there are some medical applications that can...
  4. Ankle Taping or Ankle Bracing: Which One Is Right For Your Athlete?

    Ankle sprains are perhaps one of the most common injuries in sports. Unfortunately, a previously sprained ankle can become a source of long-term problems for many athletes as they have a high re-injury rate. When it comes to ankle sprains, injury prevention is equally as important as acute injury treatment. Preventative ankle bracing and taping are two commonly used methods...
  5. Using Kinesiology Tape To Reduce Injury And Improve Recovery

      For the past decade, kinesiology tape has been rising in popularity among physiotherapists, sports trainers and athletes alike. You've probably seen the brightly coloured tape running along an athlete's calf or crisscrossing around their knee, but how does a piece of tape help an athlete perform? Can you use kinesiology tape, too? Let's take a closer look at how...
  6. Different Gear We Have Available For Gamers to Stay at the Top of Their Game

    SpiderTech’s pre-cut, individually packaged athletic tape applications make it easy to peel and stick on to specific parts of the body to support and relieve pain in muscles, joints, and/or ligaments, as well as reduce swelling, increase mobility and enhance recovery.   Video gaming, which requires the repetitive movement of the hands and wrists, can cause inflammation of the tissues...
  7. Common Sports Injuries and How SpiderTech Helps Prevent it From Becoming Serious

    Athletes spend countless hours in the gym trying to perfect their craft so that they can be at the top of their sport. They are measured by how good they are in their respective sport and how well their team is performing, not by how many hours they spend practicing. All that pressure puts a serious toll on their bodies...
  8. How to Adjust Our Facemasks to Make Them Kid Friendly

    As many of you know by now, SpiderTech introduced the first and only strapless and anti-fog face mask in the market. They are especially useful for people who wear eyeglasses since you will experience no more foggy glasses or fumbling with ear loops or straps. There is also no cutting or filter application required. These come pre-cut with a shield...
  9. Two Ways to Tape the Wrist: Rigid tape vs. Kinesiology Tape

    Physiotherapists, chiropractors and sports trainers have utilized taping to prevent joint injuries, especially the ankle and wrist, for years. It is also essential for early injury management and rehabilitation. Though most commonly seen on athletes, taping can be especially beneficial to those at risk of wrist strain due to occupational-specific demands. Research has shown that taping can assist a faster...
  10. Gamer’s Thumb Protection

    Gamer’s Thumb can affect all levels of gamers, from the novice player getting into gaming for the first time to the long time gamer who recently bumped up their playing time. Gamer’s Thumb affects many people of all ages, and a non-invasive, easy, yet effective treatment is needed that allows gamers to play through this injury. What is Gamer’s Thumb...

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