taping


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taping

the use of tape to prevent or treat injury. Taping is used to limit movements which would exacerbate the injury, whilst not inhibiting function. There is a lack of scientific evidence on its use to prevent injury, but it is widely used in the treatment of conditions such as ankle sprains and patellofemoral pain.

taping

soft splintage used to immobilize/impose rest following trauma, sprain or overuse injury; non-elastic tape (2.5cm wide) is applied in strips to maintain underlying structures in a position that minimizes further trauma and promotes healing; taping may also be applied for injury prophylaxis