Strapping tape and Supportive taping is commonly used by physiotherapists to:
relieve your pain
improve joint stability
enhance athlete confidence
reduce injury recurrence
Rigid strapping tape commonly used in taping or strapping is often referred to as "sports tape" or "athletic tape" and is most often a rigid style of strapping tape.
Elastic strapping tape can also be used when less rigidity or support is required.
Kinesiology tape is an improved version of elastic sports tape that acts to dynamically assist your muscle function.