What is functional taping?
Functional taping is using special sports tape to support your muscles still allowing for full range of motion. The sports tape is applied strategically around your joints like the knee, shoulder, and many other areas — like the entire leg or upper extremity to support the proper biomechanical chain.
Functional taping promotes proper functional movement (biomechanics) by either supporting the muscles and taking tension off of an overused area, or by facilitating muscle activation and therefore appropriate movement patterns among other health benefits.
Dr. Benjamin Cowin (DC, MS, ATC, ICSC, CAFS) is a leader in sports medicine in the US. Dr. Cowin has served the greater Denver area for 12 years and has practiced this specialty for more than 20 years.
Dr. Cowin proudly owns and practices at Action Spine & Sports Medicine in the heart of Denver, Colorado, a block away from the Natural Grocers.
Professional athletes have enjoyed the benefits of functional taping for years. Dr. Cowin is excited to share this not only with his wide range of professional athlete patients, but with fitness enthusiasts and injury rehab patients as well.
Action Spine & Sports Medicine offers 3 taping services: