Sports Tapes – Find out why Elastoplast Sport Tapes are the athlete’s choice

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Sports Tapes

Whether you’re trying to prevent injury through extra support and stability, or speed up recovery by improving blood flow and swelling reduction, there’s a tape for you. Keep reading to find out why the Elastoplast sports tapes are the athlete’s choice.

Rigid Strapping Tape

Elastoplast Rigid Strapping Tape is a robust supportive tape, which is suitable for stabilising joints during vigorous physical activity.  That’s why the Elastoplast Rigid Strapping Tape is the choice of many Australian athletes, including netballer Gabi Simpson and basketballer Chris Goulding. Elastoplast is also the official supplier to a number of professional sporting teams, including Collingwood, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Netball Australia and more.


It can be used as a preventative measure, supporting joints and tendons by minimising painful, excessive movement.  It can also be used for rehabilitation post-injury, to promote recovery and prevent further injury. The Elastoplast Rigid Strapping Tape is commonly used to support the ankle, helping athletes recover from ligament sprains or prevent further injury, which you can read more about here. Elastoplast Rigid Strapping Tape can also be used to support the knee, by preventing or supporting injuries such as fractures and dislocations, and ligament or meniscus tears. The tape is also suitable for strapping both the shoulder and the elbow, to help reduce muscle pain, increase blood flow and avoid cramps.


For athletes involved in sports that require the use of their hands and fingers, such as netball, volleyball and basketball, many choose to stabilise their fingers and hands to prevent injury through excessive movement, and help support recovery. Elastoplast Sport Rigid Strapping Tape is available in four widths, ranging from 12.5mm to 50mm wide, to suit various requirements.  For those who frequently use strapping tape, or have sensitive skin, the Elastoplast Rigid Strapping Tape can be used with the Elastowrap Adhesive Underwrap to protect the skin.


“It’s strong, durable and secure when I need it most” – Chris Goulding

“It provides maximum support and stability to prevent injury and aid rehabilitation” – Gabi Simpson

Kinesiology Tape

Elastoplast Kinesiology Tape works like a second skin to improve blood flow and speed up recovery from minor injuries. Its porous, thin construction, makes the Elastoplast Kinesiology Tape suitable for sensitive skin types.  With a large number of benefits of kinesiology tape, it is the choice of a number of athletes, including Olympian long-distance runner, Jess Trengove.


Elastoplast Kinesiology Tape can be used to reduce muscle fatigue and swelling.  It helps to relieve pain, providing comfort whilst increasing stability.  It works by lifting the skin to create a small amount of space between the muscle and dermis layers of the body, making room for drainage and blood flow while taking pressure off swelling.


The Elastoplast Kinesiology Tape can be used to assist recovery for a number of injuries.  These include neck strain, shoulder pain and instability, tennis elbow and back pain.  Elastoplast Kinesiology Tape can also be used to treat hamstring injuries, ankle sprains, as well as calf pain, cramp or fatigue.  Kinesiology Tape can also be used to both support and prevent knee pain or injury.  Thumb pain, caused by injuries such as thumb tendinitis or repetitive strain injuries, can also be supported and protected through effective taping techniques.


“As a marathon runner, I use Elastoplast Kinesiology Tape to manage blisters and help with the alignment of my big toe.” – Jess Trengove

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