by David Merson, DPT, ATC
In general terms, taping provides stability and support. Taping is not a long-term solution, but rather a temporary one until a patient can transition to a brace or to a point when external support is no longer needed. Furthermore, taping will not prevent an injury, but it will create joint awareness by bringing the patient’s attention to the taped area.
Dr. Merson is a physical therapist at Boston Sports Medicine