During the 2012 Summer Olympics, many competitors were seen using elastic kinesiology tape with great success. Currently, human professional athletes and coaches worldwide have made kinesiology tape an integral part of their training programs. Now, with the development of Equi-Tape® (the first elastic kinesiology therapeutic tape created specifically for the equine athlete) these same training benefits are available to our equine athletes as well.
To understand how Equi-Tape® works, you need to recognize that it is not a bandage, brace, or a wrap, and does not work by reducing the movement of muscles or joints. Conversely, Equi-Tape® encourages greater freedom of movement while still supporting joints and muscles. Advances in training techniques along with current research findings demonstrate the benefits derived from keeping muscles moving and improving circulation. This, in turn, acts to reduce pain and encourage healing, and aid muscle metabolism by increasing blood supply (oxygen) to the working muscles, thereby improving both training effects and performance. This makes Equi-Tape® a perfect resource for use in equine therapeutic and training programs.
Equi-Tape® is safe and non-medicated, latex-free, and stays on in water, humidity or cold weather. Its benefits, applications and uses during training include minimizing risk of inflammation and muscle spasm, increasing circulation, and supporting healthy muscles, joints, tendons/ligaments at work.
Equi-Tape® was developed by bio-mechanics and resistance training expert, certified taping practitioner, and former NY Chiropractic College clinical sciences instructor, Dr. Beverly Gordon. Dr. Gordon has published more than 40 articles on equine-related topics, some of which can be found at www.Thehorseinmotion.com.
To learn more about Equi-Tape®, visit www.Equi-tape.com
Available at your local feed and tack store, as well as major catalog companies.