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Spidertech and Kinesiology taping

SpiderTech™ is the natural evolution of kinesiology taping which provides a full line of pre-designed and ready to apply taping applications to treat a variety of conditions. Through the principle of neuroplasticity and sensory gating mechanisms SpiderTech™ Therapy provides less pain and more activity for more people. Created by chiropractor Dr. Kevin Jardine, SpiderTech™ leads the way in kinesiology taping for the treatment of dysfunction caused by joint and muscle pain. Unlike other brands of kinesiology tape, SpiderTech's™ pre-cut applications are made from the original tape created 25 years ago from Japan's Nitto Denko Corporation.

SpiderTech™ and SpiderTape™ - the new brand name for Nitto Denko tape exclusively distributed by SpiderTech™- are fabricated from high-grade cotton material with 100% acrylic, hypoallergenic adhesive. The tape is water-resistant and breathable, and can be worn for up to five days. The 16 ready-to-apply taping applications designed to alleviate pain and provide support to weakened and injured areas of the body can be applied in various ways depending on the clinical goals of the practitioner. The use of SpiderTech™ applications results in a simple and effective approach to pain reduction and improved activity regardless of the clinician's professional designation. SpiderTech™ therapy was designed to be a synergistic and complimentary addition to any form of patient centered care.

Spidertech and Kinesiology taping
Spidertech and Kinesiology taping

How does SpiderTech work?
How does it work?  The tape, made with hypoallergenic acrylic glue, is manufactured to be the same weight, thickness and elasticity as the skin and is therefore able to integrate with the body’s sensory system naturally.  There are 3 possible categories of effect which have been identified depending on the method of application and the therapeutic outcome desired.

  • Structurally
    • Dynamically supports better postural positions.
    • Prevent harmful ranges of motion without a hard end feel.
    • Reduce strain on affected muscle.
  • Neurologically
    • Enhanced sensory stimulation leading to decreased perception of pain.
    • Restoration of normal muscle activation and function.
    • Reinforces the restoration of functional stability.
    • Promotes peripheral neuroplasticity.
    • Stimulation of the skin’s endogenous analgesic system.
  • Microcirculatory
    • Wave pattern formation.
    • Superficial fascial thixotrophy.
    • Improved lymphatic flow.
    • Improved superficial microcirculatory flow.

The end result

  • Easy to use with faster more efficient application times.
  • Improved clinical skill sets for the progressive therapist.
  • Improved clinical outcomes
    • The patient is able to achieve early engagement in pain-free ranges of motion and strengthening exercises.
    • The patient becomes an active participant in the therapeutic process.
    • The patient is able to take the therapy home with them maintaining the treatment objectives between their treatments.
Hope ISland Chiropractic
Gold Coast based Active release chropractic technique