Spidertech is an amazing product for the competitor and weekend warrior. During the Olympics you may have noticed many athletes using elaborate kinesiology tape on their bodies. Athletes from Simon Whitfield, the Canadian Flag bearer to triathlete Paula Findlay and cyclist Dotie Bausch credit this innovative tape with allowing them to compete at a world class level, despite aches and pains. Now the doctor who made kinesiology taping accessible to thousands of people, including Olympians, has taken time out of his busy schedule to share insight on the revolutionary product. Bodymed is a proud supporter of Spidertech and we continually advise the athletes who visit our clinic to give it a try when they are in need of a little extra support while competing.
Dr. Jardine is a renowned Chiropractor, health and fitness expert, and innovator in the field of physical and rehabilitative medicine. He owns a multidisciplinary sports therapy and conditioning facility called The Urban Athlete and personally treats and advises numerous professional and Olympic athletes and teams. He has worked one-on-one with Tour de France winner and Professional Cyclist, George Hincapie, and three time Olympian Simon Whitfield, a Triathlete who took home the Gold Medal in 2000 and 2004, and the Silver in 2008.
We asked Dr. Jardine a few questions so lacrosse players can get a basic idea of how this can be used in the sport of lacrosse. Injuries, like in most sports, are a part of the game. Injuries such as chronic muscle and joint pain can be detrimental to ones performance. Read the interview below.
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LPG: Thanks for speaking with us today. So what’s it like seeing everyone wear the Spidertech Tape?
Dr. Kevin Jardine: I’m grateful to have been involved with creating something that can help so many people, including the athletes at the London Olympics.
LPG: What were your initial goals in producing Spidertech Tape?
Dr. Kevin Jardine: The goal was to create a reproducible way to standardize the taping, I’ve succeeded at that and now I’ve set my sites on doing the same thing with home injury prevention and rehabilitation programs for weak and injured muscles.
LPG: How does it work?
Dr. Kevin Jardine: Kinesiology taping works through a series of complex neurological mechanisms, but the easiest way to describe it is that it stimulates touch receptors in the skin to decrease the discomfort associated with injuries.
LPG: Would you say this is a good alternative to using drugs to control the pain?
Dr. Kevin Jardine: Taping provides a great drug free way to help control pain.
SpiderTech adhesive tape aides top level athletes in all their respected sports. Standing up to the demands and stresses of Olympic level athletes to ensure they perform to the best of their abilities. However anyone can take advantage of the benefits of SpiderTech.
We all face some sort of pain or discomfort when it comes to work, sports or personal injury. Ask us today how SpiderTech can help you!