Manufactured in Toronto, Canada. SpiderTech Hamstring Spider enhances the support that patients need by adhering to the skin and mimicking the thickness and elasticity of human skin. It is constructed of high-grade cotton, and its adhesive is 100% acrylic and hypoallergenic. It is water-resistant and breathable and also has a "gentle wave pattern" that provides maximum adhesion while minimizing irritation. Additionally, it can help patients' athletic performance by enhancing hamstring muscles. SpiderTech Hamstring Tape has a precut design that conforms directly to adult hamstring muscles and fits all adults universally.
Taping is a common way for athletes to prevent injury and help maintain an athlete’s ability to perform. When an athlete tapes their injury, it promotes a conscious effort to treat that body area with care. Using kinesiology tape, instability can be improved, as can shaky joints or muscles that may be overly tired.
SpiderTech products are engineered to mimic the thickness, weight, and elasticity of human skin. Thus, they use high-grade 100% cotton material with a 100% poly-acrylic adhesive. There is no latex in the product, therefore, making it hypoallergenic. The tape is also water-resistant and breathable. Each Spider is made of one continuous piece of Kinesiology tape so that it integrates with the body in a super-functional manner.
The tape has a very specific elasticity built into the weave pattern of the cotton fabric, which mimics the elasticity and thickness of human skin, allowing it to integrate, support and stabilize without adversely affecting healthy ranges of motion. SpiderTech achieves its therapeutic effect naturally by either providing structural support or by altering the patient’s sensation of pain which is dependent on how the tape is applied. Structurally, if the tape is stretched and applied over muscles in a shortened position it will provide a mechanical barrier to potentially harmful postures and ranges of motion. It effectively lifts the skin away from the muscle so that all of the small veins and capillaries can run freely and openly bringing increased blood and oxygen to the area in pain, allowing it to heal quickly and promote increased recovery. On a neurosensory level, SpiderTech helps to normalize the alterations in neurological signaling that occur after injury or as a result of chronic pain.