Taping Techniques

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Kinesio Taping: Kinesio Taping Method involves taping over and around muscles in order to improve muscular function, decrease pain or abnormal skin sensations, improve lymphatic flow to decrease swelling and bruising, assist in proper alignment of joints. Due to the specific type of tape used, Kinesio Taping allows for full range of motion of the injured tissues while maintaining support.
Kinesio taping can be applied to injuries including:

  1. Any sprain/strain in the body
  2. Postural Disorders
  3. Rotator Cuff/Shoulder Injuries
  4. Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  5. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  6. Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB Syndrome)
  7. Knee Tracking or Tendon Disorders
  8. Ankles Sprains
  9. Reduction of Traumatic or Post-Surgical Swelling or Bruising

For more information on The Kinesio Taping Method, visit www.kinesiotaping.com.


Spider Tech Taping: Spider Tech Tape is made with hypoallergenic acrylic glue, manufactured to be the same weight, thickness and elasticity as the skin. This unique property allows Spider Tech Tape to integrate with the body’s natural sensory nervous system. Spider Tech uses 16 different pre-cut tapes to allow for consistent and reproducible results with each application. Roll tape is also used for more specific individual needs. There are three specific categories of Spider Tech taping applications:

  1. Neurosensory
    • Stimulates receptors in the skin leading to a decreased perception of pain ( you feel the tape instead of the pain)
    • Restores normal muscle tone by stimulating skin receptors and reflexively through the spinal cord establishes the proper muscle activation and function.
    • Possibly breaks the chronic pain cycles in patients by altering sensory perception in the central nervous system returning irritability of these nerves to a normal state
  2. Structurally
    • Through the elastic properties of the tape, it is possible to prevent possible injurious ranges of motion without producing a hard uncomfortable end feel
    • Constant reminder to avoid poor postures and injury through the perceived stretch of the tape
    • Reduced strain on injured or affected soft tissue
  3. Microciculatory
    • Creates changes in the pressure under the skin effectively creating channels to sweep away swelling and bruising
    • Improves superficial blood flow to enhance healing to injured tissue
    • Removes chemical irritants and inflammatory markers that produce a perpetual state of injury

The end result:

  1. Patients achieve early engagement in pain-free ranges of motion and strengthening
  2. Patient is able to perform their activities of daily living with less pain or fear of re-injury
  3. Patient is able to resume athletic, work related, and house related activities sooner

Specific Proprioceptive Response Taping (SPRT): SPRT taping, developed by Dr. Tim Brown, helps determine the direction necessary for proper approximation and compression of injured tissues. SPRT gives greater relief from the injury in movement patterns. Due to the types of tapes used, SPRT is very supportive of injured or torn tissues while still allowing for proper range of motion with activity. SPRT can be applied to a number of injuries including:

  1. Cervical and Lumbar Disc Herniations (Neck and Lumbar Disc Injuries)
  2. Shoulder /Rotator Cuff Injuries
  3. AC Joint Injuries (shoulder separations)
  4. Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  5. Postural Disorders
  6. Knee Tracking Disorders (patella tracking disorders)
  7. Ankle Sprains
  8. Meniscal Injuries

Functional Taping for Musculoskeletal Injuries: Dr. Doerr’s signature taping concepts associated with pre-testing to ensure the correct taping technique is used and that there will be significant improvement in the patient’s complaint following application. Using the above outlined taping techniques Dr. Doerr has evolved many of these concepts into his own unique taping applications. Functional Taping for Musculoskeletal Injuries has been taught by Dr. Doerr throughout the US, Canada, Latin America, South America, and Europe. Dr. Doerr has developed several unique evaluation and application procedures for injuries including:

  1. Cervical and Lumbar Disc Injuries
  2. Postural Disorders
  3. Rotator Cuff Injuries
  4. Shoulder Laxity and Separations
  5. Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow
  6. Wrist laxity and Injuries
  7. Nerve Entrapments (carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome)
  8. Sacroiliac joint Injuries/laxity
  9. Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  10. Patella Tracking Disorders
  11. Meniscus Injuries
  12. Tibial Stress Syndromes (shin splints)
  13. Ankle Sprains (Inversion, Eversion, High Ankle Sprian)
  14. Plantar Fasciiosis