SpiderTech pre-cut kinesiology tape has an important role in a medical professional’s treatment plans as an adjunct therapy between treatments, a study in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine suggests.

The study assessed combining either the SpiderTech Pre-cut Shoulder Spider or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) with a targeting exercise program for the treatment of Subacromial Impingement (SAI) of the shoulder. The results suggest that the SpiderTech Pre-cut, together with exercise physiotherapy, was equivalent to a prescription of NSAID and exercise physiotherapy at reducing pain and improving shoulder and rotator cuff function, according to a media release from SpiderTech. 

“Given the associated gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and allergic risks that NSAIDs pose,” SpiderTech is the better option, the scientists note, calling it “better tolerated, more comfortable and convenient than the NSAID.”

“SAI is a very uncomfortable condition. It causes pain, weakness, range of motion loss, and overall poor shoulder function. To have a treatment option with the same effectiveness as a high dose of anti-inflammatory medication (1000 mg/day), without the potentially debilitating side effects is a big deal,” says Dr Nick Martichenko, SpiderTech, in a media release. 

“Whether you are looking for the natural treatment option or not, head-to-head this study showed the SpiderTech Pre-cut to be the better treatment option. I think results like this will lead to positive changes in exercise and rehabilitation programming and the increased usage of pre-cut kinesiology tape.”

Founded in 2009, Toronto-based SpiderTech is a division of NUCAP Industries. SpiderTech tape is engineered to have the same elasticity as human skin and is used to modulate physiological processes such as pain, inflammation, muscle activity, circulation and to support performance and rehabilitation programs, per the release.

[Source(s): SpiderTech, PR Newswire]