Aware that many of the conditions presenting in clinical practice were a result of overuse or more correctly overload, Ryan recognised that current taping products were ineffective at absorbing load or contributing energy to reduce the workload of the musculotendinous unit. They were also ineffective at modifying the biomechanics whilst still permitting the full range of motion necessary to perform the complex skills required in many athletic pursuits.
At the same time, Ylva who graduated from Umeå University whose work centred on complex paediatric and neurological physiotherapy recognised the benefits of taping in this way to improve mobility and function in this population.
After several years of development to address the limitations of existing taping products, Dynamic Tape was launched commercially in 2010. It is an adjunctive clinical tool in the management of muscle strains and ligament sprains, overuse and biomechanical injuries like achilles and patellar tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff pathology, tennis elbow, shin splints etc. but also equally applicable in Paediatrics, Neurology, Hand Therapy and even in Respiratory care.* Due to the clinical effectiveness, in the first twelve months alone distribution expanded from Australia to include New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, South Africa and continues to grow rapidly now reaching over fifty countries with a network of highly qualified instructors from Physiotherapy, Athletic Training, Chiropractic, Hand Therapy, Registered Massage Therapy, Medicine and Veterinary disciplines.
*visit the About Dynamic Tape page to learn how Dynamic Tape may influence various conditions.