So you have a good understanding of human anatomy and the structures you wish to tape. But, how do you decide what tape to use to achieve your desired outcome e.g. immobilization, restriction of motion, or support of a ligament or muscle?
Fundamentally this comes down to two things; the amount of support and degree of stretch a tape can offer.
In this first post we take a look at support and explain the properties of each tape so you can use them to best affect. You can learn how the stretch properties of a tape can aid your decision in our next blog.