BBT Tape, when applied correctly, has the potential to offload more than 30 pounds of force, providing substantial support. In comparison, kinesiology tape is limited to offloading a mere 2 pounds of force.

Although this involves some technical aspects, it’s worth understanding that BBT Tape functions as a mechanical spring, effectively slowing down motion. This mechanism serves to enhance the quality of movement patterns. Its application proves particularly advantageous in relieving strain on structures that are injured or under excessive strain, such as in cases of muscle strain, ankle sprain, tennis elbow, and plantar fasciitis. Furthermore, the tape provides support in situations of muscle weakness.

Effectively managing the load placed on your body is very essential for recovery. BBT Tape serves as an external muscle, rectifying movement and functions while providing essential support to weak or injured tissues.

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  • Utilizes distinctly different materials that stretch in multiple directions (4 way stretch), as opposed to solely longitudinally (2 way stretch).

  • Offers significantly higher resistance and recoil, comparable to a bungee cord, in contrast to the gentle resistance of kinesiology and nylon tapes that lift the skin.

  • Showcases extended stretch capabilities without a defined endpoint, distinguishing it from athletic or kinesiology tapes. This unique attribute enables BBT Tape to be applied while in a shortened position, amplifying the ‘bungee’ effect while maintaining complete mobility.

  • Functions mechanically by reshaping movement patterns, simultaneously absorbing load and reintroducing that energy into movement. Remarkably, this is accomplished without restricting range of motion. In contrast, kinesiology tapes primarily target neurophysiological effects, aiming to modify pain perception, muscle activity, or circulation through skin contact and lifting.

Why is it Termed Breathable Biomechanical Tape?

Our distinction lies in the concept of “biomechanics,” which concerns the study of mechanical principles related to the movement and structure of living organisms. BBT Tape has been meticulously crafted to enable external forces to impact the body’s levers. Through accurate application, when a genuine force is introduced, it alters the forces generated by the body. To illustrate, if BBT Tape applies a decelerating force to the follow-through motion in a tennis serve, the strain on muscles, ligaments, and the joint capsule responsible for decelerating the arm is reduced by the same force contributed by the tape.


Unveiling the Science Behind BBT Tape

Introducing a force can induce changes in kinetics, making it a strategic approach, particularly in situations like muscle strains. This shift in kinetics can cascade into adjustments in kinematics, as seen in cases of foot drop, leading to instant enhancements in functionality. The manipulation of kinematics further influences kinetics, altering force distribution and loading through changes in lever arms or length-tension relationships.

The robust compression stemming from BBT Tape’s resilient recoil aims to heighten friction coefficients at joint surfaces, consequently reinforcing stability through a mechanism termed ‘force closure.’ This proves valuable in applications involving joints and ligaments. Moreover, External Pelvic Compression has demonstrated the capacity to rectify motor control deficiencies in individuals with pelvic girdle pain.

BBT Tape comprises a synthetic blend of stretch nylon and lycra fabric, in contrast to Kinesiology tapes that predominantly use cotton material.

Distinguishing Factors:

– BBT Tape features a 4-way stretch design, enabling expansion in all directions. Conversely, Kinesiology tapes offer a 2-way stretch, focusing solely on longitudinal extension.

– BBT Tape exhibits remarkable resistance and recoil, akin to a bungee cord, whereas Kinesiology tapes possess gentle recoil to lift the skin.

– BBT Tape’s stretch potential surpasses 200% of its resting length, without a restrictive endpoint. In contrast, Kinesiology tapes generally stretch between 140% and 180%, halting at a predefined rigid limit. This design divergence prevents Kinesiology tapes from being applied with body parts in a shortened position while still ensuring a complete range of motion.

Mechanical vs. Neurophysiological Design:

– BBT Tape operates on a mechanical principle, altering movement patterns, absorbing load, and reintroducing energy without constraining range of motion.

– Kinesiology tapes, on the other hand, function neuro physiologically, aiming to affect pain perception, lymphatic drainage, and neuromuscular function through skin contact.

The essence of ‘Biomechanical Tape’:

BBT Taping revolves around effective load management, movement pattern correction, and functional enhancement through applied force and logical clinical reasoning. Biomechanics, defined as the study of mechanical laws concerning living organisms’ movement and structure, aligns with this approach. BBT Tape, serving as an externally applied load-absorbing product that impacts muscle function and joint motion, falls within the realm of biomechanics. While Kinesiology tapes seek to lift the skin to alleviate pressure on pain-sensitive structures, enhance circulation, or influence nervous system input via skin contact, BBT Tape’s function diverges. Rather, its alignment with biomechanical principles stands out. In essence, BBT Taping shares more common ground with traditional rigid athletic tapes, reflecting the concepts of Mulligan and McCon.

BBT Taping’s efficacy stems from its emphasis on movement, function, and load management, yielding remarkable outcomes. The unique design of BBT Tape enables robust mechanical support to achieve the following:

1. Diminishes Strain on Injured Tissues: By externally assisting and offloading, BT Tape reduces the workload placed on injured tissues, fostering a conducive healing environment.

2. Supports Weak Muscles: The tape provides invaluable assistance to weak muscles, aiding in their functionality and contributing to enhanced performance.

3. Enhances Movement Patterns: BBT Tape plays a pivotal role in refining movement patterns, fostering smoother and more efficient bodily motions.

4. Bolsters Stability via Force Closure: Utilizing a force closure mechanism, the tape enhances stability by increasing the coefficient of friction at joint surfaces.

5. Optimizes Muscle Force Generation: BBT Tape’s strategic positioning aids in optimizing muscle strength by modifying the muscle’s capacity to generate force. This involves adjusting the length-tension relationship or manipulating lever arms.

Importantly, BBT Taping accomplishes all these functions while maintaining an unrestricted range of motion. This allows individuals to perform intricate, multi-dimensional movements essential in sports or work settings. The versatility of BBT Tape contributes to its effectiveness in a diverse range of scenarios, promoting optimal recovery and performance.

BBT taping employs specialized biomechanical tape with multidirectional stretch properties, falling between the characteristics of rigid and kinesiology tape. In scenarios where controlled movement is essential for healing encouragement while simultaneously requiring certain movement restrictions, BBT taping offers an effective solution. Unlike rigid tape, which restricts movement entirely, and kinesiology tape, which permits excessive movement, biomechanical tape strikes a balance. It retains elasticity while providing enhanced recoil similar to a spring. This resilient property means that, like a spring, it stretches while offering resistance to further extension and quickly returns to its original length when released.