Not Just Tape
Research Reasoning Results
Dynamic Tape acts mechanically like a spring to strongly decelerate or assist motion to improve movement patterns. from foot drop to football, Dynamic Tape is a trusted ally for leading athletes, clinicians and patients.
This can help to reduce load on injured or overworked structures like a muscle strain, ankle sprain, tennis elbow or plantar fasciitis and can assist where weakness is present e.g. after ACL repair to address risk factors associated with pain or re-injury.
Quality of life is determined by our ability to perform our normal daily activities. For someone recovering from a stroke, that might be to grasp a cup. For others, it might be to run a marathon. Effects can be immediate, observable and measurable.
What is Dynamic Tape?
Dynamic Taping aims to encourage appropriate loading and restore movement choice. Dynamic Tape revolutionised therapeutic taping by introducing a range of strongly elastic tapes with different grades of strength, stretch and recoil. With correct taping applications we can mechanically resist/decelerate or assist motion thereby reducing the load on the muscles, tendons, ligaments or associated structures that would normally have to control those forces. For further explanation of what Dynamic Tape is, why it was developed and how it works please take a look below.
Aware that many of the conditions presenting in clinical practice were a result of overuse or more correctly overload, Ryan recognised that current taping products were ineffective at absorbing load or contributing energy to reduce the workload of the musculotendinous unit. They were also ineffective at modifying the biomechanics whilst still permitting the full range of motion necessary to perform the complex skills required in many athletic pursuits.
At the same time, Ylva who graduated from Umeå University whose work centred on complex paediatric and neurological physiotherapy recognised the benefits of taping in this way to improve mobility and function in this population.
After several years of development to address the limitations of existing taping products, Dynamic Tape was launched commercially in 2010. It is an adjunctive clinical tool in the management of muscle strains and ligament sprains, overuse and biomechanical injuries like achilles and patellar tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff pathology, tennis elbow, shin splints etc. but also equally applicable in Paediatrics, Neurology, Hand Therapy and even in Respiratory care.* Due to the clinical effectiveness, in the first twelve months alone distribution expanded from Australia to include New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, South Africa and continues to grow rapidly now reaching over fifty countries with a network of highly qualified instructors from Physiotherapy, Athletic Training, Chiropractic, Hand Therapy, Registered Massage Therapy, Medicine and Veterinary disciplines.
Now Accredited Biomechanical Taping Practitioner course available in Egypt
PrimePhysio Training UK. is partner of Dynamic tape in Egypt
22 February 2023
Accredited Biomechanical Taping Practitioner ( Dynamic tape ) Part A
Part of our credentialing education pathway, this comprehensive module is specifically designed to help clinicians develop a sound understanding and ability to employ Dynamic Tape with a specific focus on the upper and lower limb.
Though focused on efficient application of Dynamic Tape, the module will also provide an ability to critically evaluate taping approaches and an exploration of the underpinning biomechanical principles that enhance successful use of the tool. The module will outline the influence of load and force transfer on pathology and movement, consider traditional taping approaches and their uses and limitations with respect to managing load and movement, in addition to exploring the unique properties of Dynamic Tape which allow the tool to address these gaps.
To further familiarise attendees with the various mechanical mechanisms and contemporary utilization of Dynamic Tape, emerging research will be considered, enhancing practitioners’ application to support their clients to realise their performance and clinical outcome goals.
Who’s it for?
Dynamic Tape courses are designed for registered medical health professionals such as physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists, hand therapists, occupational therapists, sport rehabilitation therapists, and athletic trainers.
What will I learn?
Key learning outcomes are;
Exploration of the underpinning biomechanical, pathoanatomical and pathophysiological principles that support the application of Dynamic Tape
Exploration of how to develop and apply an effective Biomechanical Taping TM technique
Ability to apply a critical review of alternative taping approaches
An introduction to and an exploration of how to develop and apply an effective biomechanical taping technique for the upper and lower limb with an introduction to the spine.
An outline of the Dynamic Tape credentialing pathway and next steps of progression
6.5 hours of guided online instruction (represents 13 hours with practice)
1-2 day ‘face to face’ events
Dr. Patrik Pedersen
Physiotherapist, MSc Man. Ther., Sports Medicine Specialist.
Kinetic Control Acredited Tutor, Dynamic Tape Accredited tutor.
Patrik Is a Swedish Physiotherapist with a Masters Degree in Manual Therapy from Curtin University, Perth Australia.
Patrik has been working clinically for 25 years, with manual therapy and sports medicine.
He has also been teaching Movement Control for Kinetic Control internationally over the last 15 years, and Dynamic Tape for 8 years.
Patrik is currently working in Arena Fysio in Helsingborg Sweden, and also as Physio for an elite handball team OV Helsingborg.