SPORTTAPE Flex tapes are designed to be extremely durable, with extra sticky adhesives that can stand the toughest of sporting tests. If you application is done well, we'd expect you to get at least 3 (and sometimes up to 7) days wear out of your SPORTTAPE Flex, and 1-2 days from any SPORTTAPE rigid tapes. Every now and again though, we hear about tapes peeling prematurely, which can usually be explained by the following 3 reasons:
The 3 most common reasons that applications come off prematurely:
We hope that all makes sense and allows you to get the most from your tape purchase. For those hard to tape areas like the foot and shoulder, you can always use some TAPEON spray to make sure that tapes doesn't go anywhere!
This past week has been the busiest in the history of the SPORTTAPE Academy. Starting with our first ever Taping and Strapping seminar on Wednesday evening we then hit the weekend hard with 2 courses over 2 days led by the incredible Patrick Harding.
Our Kinesiology Taping in Sport course is our original Academy course, and although it has undergone many tweaks and changes over the years as we learn more and adapt, the core concepts remain the same - teaching clinical reasoning and the taping skills necessary to use Kinesiology tape in clinical practice. Drawing upon his extensive experience Patrick worked through many different applications, challenging attendees to think about how they could use these in various scenarios - this isn't a paint-by-numbers approach!
Innovation in taping - Combined achilles and plantar fascia, plus ankle swelling
Then on Sunday we were incredibly excited to run our newest course - Combined Taping in Sport. The perfect follow-on from any Kinesiology Taping course this day is all about how you can use rigid tapes alongside kinesiology tapes for maximum efficacy. Think of it as our level 2.
This course always brings out the best in attendees and Sunday was no different! We saw some incredible innovation taking place, thinking outside of the typical taping box as Patrick ran through a variety of scenarios designed to test knowledge and build taping confidence. Check out some of the applications below:
Combined Taping in Sport - Zinc Oxide + Flex Tape
Here's what some of the attendees said about our courses:
"Genuinely I cannot give any negative comments here, Patrick made the course very interesting and I couldn't really ask for anymore from a course like this. He was very knowledgeable and made sure we had an opportunity to discuss our own clinical experiences and where these taping techniques could be applied."
To launch our new series of blogs we are starting with a common question surrounding our SPORTTAPE Academy taping courses - do I need to be a physio to attend a course?
Our taping course are primarily aimed at educating those working in the medical field - physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, sports doctors, massage therapists and students in these fields. However, we do not put a restriction on our courses that you must work in one of these fields to attend, we simply ask that you have a strong working understanding of human anatomy and physiological terms, and a need to provide taping services. We wouldn’t necessarily recommend them for irregular tapers as much of our courses is about teaching clinical reasoning, providing therapists with the skills necessary to adapt various taping techniques to other areas of the body and other injuries. We often discuss specific injuries and when taping may or may not be suitable rather than just teaching a paint-by-numbers approach.
We are running our very first taping and strapping seminar next week and hope to roll this out to all corners of the country next year with seminars on Kinesiology Taping too, designed specifically for the self-taper.
If you are unsure over whether a SPORTTAPE Academy course is suitable for you then please get in touch anytime and we’d be happy to talk everything through with you.