Image0006Here at Equine Sound Diagnostics, we are proud to offer equine athletic taping.
As more human athletes learn about the benefits of sports taping, owners of show horses are starting to look into it as well.
Equine athletic taping, or sports taping, uses elastic kinesiology tape on horses. The tape stretches and recoils, which helps with the function of the musculoskeletal and vascular systems of the body. No medication is necessary.
Equine athletic taping can be very helpful, though it must be applied correctly. A specific technique needs to be mastered for the tape to have any effect. The tape’s effectiveness depends on the amount of stretch and how it is placed.
Equine athletic taping is used to support joints, ligaments, and tendons. It also assists muscles that are in training. Horses seem to work harder and recover faster with the tape. It also helps to prevent injury.
Basically, the taping is used to bring more blood flow to the muscles that need it, which is where you apply the tape. Taping helps to increase oxygen flow to that area, allowing the muscles to work harder and recover faster.
If you have any questions about equine athletic taping, don’t hesitate to contact us today at  (516) 972-1794.