Taping and Bracing
Taping and bracing are commonly used techniques in osteopathy to provide support, stability, and pain relief for musculoskeletal conditions. They involve the application of specialised tapes or braces to the affected area to aid in healing, improve biomechanics, and enhance the overall function of the musculoskeletal system.
Taping in osteopathy typically involves the use of elastic or rigid adhesive tapes that are applied directly to the skin over the affected area or surrounding muscles and joints. The taping technique may vary depending on the specific condition and treatment goals.
Bracing involves the use of specialised devices, such as braces, splints, or orthotic supports, to provide external support and stability to the affected area. Braces are often made of rigid or semi-rigid materials and are custom-fitted to the individual's specific needs.