FUNCTIONAL TAPING

Sports medicine doctors are using functional taping all across the world to improve sport performance and rehabilitate injuries. We offer functional taping right here in Denver.

FUNCTIONAL TAPING

Dr. Cowin owns and practices at Action Spine & Sports Medicine in the heart of Denver, Colorado, right across the street from the River North Promenade.

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:

 

Dr. Cowin owns and practices at Action Spine & Sports Medicine in the heart of Denver, Colorado, right across the street from the River North Promenade.

8 Common benefits of functional taping:

  1. Relieves pain
  2. Decompresses muscles
  3. Increases body awareness
  4. Reduces muscle spasms and tension
  5. Reduces swelling and inflammation
  6. Accelerates recovery of muscles, bruises
  7. Facilitates muscle activation for better performance 
  8. Prevents injuries or overuse while taped


Dr. Cowin is ready to put 20+ years of sports medicine experience at work for you. He used his expertise at the 2016 Olympics, now he’s focusing his efforts on bettering the lives of his fellow Denver area residents.

 

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Functional Taping FAQ

Function Taping (FT) uses a specialized tape that is both elastic and stretchable, which delivers non-medicated muscle and joint pain relief by providing support, while simultaneously increasing blood circulation to facilitate rapid relief.

Overworked or injured muscles are usually inflamed, which causes a blockage blood circulation between the upper muscle and skin layer. The ultimate result is pain. Treatment consists of stretching the tape and applying it, at which point it contracts and lifts the skin, creating space for more blood flow. New blood supplies oxygen to help with pain relief, soreness, cramping, sprains, and other injuries. FT can also be used to support, stimulate, or inhibit muscle movement to protect weak or sprained/strained tissues.

The physical benefits of kinesiology tape include:

  • Pain Relief
  • Reduced Swelling and
  • Inflammation
  • Accelerated Recovery from Bruises and Contusions
  • Prevents and/or Relieves Muscle Spasms and Cramping
  • Speedier Recovery of Overused Muscles
  • Supports Injured Muscles and Joints without Restricting Range of Motion

The technique used to apply the wrap will depend on the location of the injury; the wrap must be applied in a fashion that ensures compression, but permits some degree of movement. Taping is generally a preventative measure taken to protect an athlete from further injury to a previously damaged joint or tissue.