Manufactured in Toronto, Canada. SpiderTech Hip Spider improves timing and feedback of the muscles surrounding the hip, thus improving the performance of the hip muscles. Designed to decrease minor pain and enhance support while still allowing the patient to move freely, SpiderTech Hip Tape is very flexible. It also restores normal muscle activation. SpiderTech tape is precut to suit the muscles surrounding the hip. It is best suited for athletes or those recovering from surgery or minor injuries. This durable, self-adhesive kinesiology tape comes in a variety of colors. It has the same weight and thickness as the human skin.
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 water-resistant and breathable and can be worn for up to 5 days. 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 signalling that occur after injury or as a result of chronic pain.