Equi-Tape® – What is it?
Since its early inception, Kinesiology taping practices for the human athlete has demonstrated its successful use in rehabilitation, prevention, and training.
Equi-Tape® allows muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments to work more freely and completely during activity thereby being an excellent addition to any training program.
Equi-Tape® is the first kinesiology tape designed specifically for the equine. It is an elastic cotton 2-way stretch tape technology containing advanced adhesive properties for ease of application, removal and placement longevity. Developed by Dr. Beverly Gordon in the early part of 2005, Dr. Gordon has since perfected the use of Equi-Tape® further developing the Equi-Taping® Methodology for conditions affecting the equine athlete for use in both training and conditioning as well as in rehabilitation and clinical recovery.
Equi-Tape® allows muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments to work more freely and completely during activity thereby being an excellent addition to any training program
The mechanism by which Equi-Tape® affects the body is completely different from that of non-elastic athletic tape and can often times be confusing. The effect of Equi-Tape® is based on its ability to interact with the skin and associated neurosensory and mechanoreceptors. Elastic kinesiology Equi-Tape® does not compress the tissue as does other types of tapes and taping methods. Its design characteristics and associated application.