Therapists and athletes are raving about a new product – PowerTape, developed by Andover Coated Products Inc.
Used in conjunction with PowerFlex, this tape is stronger than the traditional cloth tape that trainers use, and it does not lose effectiveness when worn for extended periods or when exposed to moisture.
The first layer of PowerFlex tape is applied similar to how an underwrap would be used – continuous wraps of the tape onto the skin.
This is followed by strips of PowerTape, which bonds to the first layer, creating a strong, stable and comfortable taping system.
Gavin Leung, Coordinator of the Sports Aid Program for SportMedBC says “the feedback from trainers and athletes has been overwhelming. Since the tape does not use a skin adhesive and is made of a softer material, it is more comfortable to wear for the athletes, and more effective for the trainers in treating injuries”.
Currently used by WhiteCaps Men’s and Residential teams, as well as most CFL teams and a number of major universities, this tape is gaining ground with trainers and athletes alike.
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