The science of the human bodies has changed dramatically for the better in the last few years and so have the tool. This week we want to highlight a new type of tape that offers new ways to help volleyball players reduce volleyball injuries and improve volleyball technique / form.
This tape is completely unique to traditional athletic tape or kinesiology tape. This tape has an elastic capacity well in excess of 200% as well as it stretches in all directions unlike kineso tape which only stretches in two directions. What this means is the tape can be used like a spring or bungee cord to create and absorb load during athletic movement.
This ability to create and absorb load means it can be used in a number of capacities including injury prevention and changing movement mechanics.
In this video the bio mechanic tape (Dynamic Tape) is used to alter the form of a volleyball player and help teach the player to use more trunk or hips while spiking. As most coaches know trunk rotation / hips is crucial to avoiding volleyball injuries of the shoulder as the muscles can deliver large amounts of force when spiking while reducing the amount of stress on the joints as compared to a player who mainly uses shoulder muscles for power.
Volleyball1on1 has filmed other corrective uses of dynamic tape for improving spiking technique including videos for jumping, trunk stability, opening up the shoulders back to create space to encourage trunk rotation forward and a video for correcting late cocking when spiking.
Other more traditional uses of the tape are for the creation and absorption of load. Because of the elastic or bungee nature of the tape many traditional impact injuries associated with volleyball can be quickly dealt with. Also for more experienced trainers bio tape gives you a new tool you only dreamed of for helping your volleyball athletes.
To see more videos and uses of Dynamic Tape – Bio Tape for Volleyball click the link.