Medical glossary


Taping is a physiotherapeutic technique involving the use of cotton strips with a thin acrylic adhesive for the prevention and treatment of injuries and conditions such as contractures, tension, sore muscles and joint or tendon inflammation. The tape is firmly attached to the skin to keep muscles and joints in the correct position; with every movement, it gently pulls the skin and tissue with massage-like effects. Taping boosts blood and lymphatic circulation, promoting the natural healing process. Effects are generally perceived in 3 to 5 days.